Novak Djokovic defeated Hubert Hurkacz in a four-set third round match in Wimbledon to book a fourth-round clash against Ugo Humbert. The Serbian player said: “There were a lot of top seeds that went out in early rounds in Wimbledon.
That's why this kind of tournaments are regarded as the most important events where you always come out with your best game. The lower-ranked players, they find these tournaments as a great opportunity for them to highlight their strengths, to eventually get a scalp and win against a top player.
That's what happens. I'm going to have two days off now, playing last 16 on Monday. Plenty of time to get ready, work on certain things that maybe have not worked today so well”. “Credit to Hurkacz for playing well.
He pushed me. He served well. He attacked the ball mid-court. He gave it all and played a great quality match. I should have capitalised on my opportunities also in the second set. I wasn't really on top of his second serve. I was a bit hesitant in the play, which wasn't the case in the first two matches.
But I think the third set was great. The fourth set, as well, very solid. I'm really pleased with the way I finished the match. His serve is his greatest weapon. For someone that is as tall as him, he's moving really well.
I thought he was getting some stretch balls that you wouldn't maybe expect him to get. He was sliding, diving, making some great points. Yeah, it was a great performance from his side,”