Novak Djokovic: 'I don’t recall falling this much in the first two matches'

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Novak Djokovic: 'I don’t recall falling this much in the first two matches'

Novak Djokovic showed an excellent performance in the second round of Wimbledon, getting rid of with a periodical Kevin Anderson 6-3 in the re-edition (in an abridged version) of the final played here in 2018. The world number 1 converted four of the eight balls break at his disposal, he won 84% of the points with the first and 73% with the second.

The Serbian champion, who is hunting for his fifth seal on Church Road (the third in a row), has never allowed the South African to make an incisive response. It is no mystery that the 34-year-old from Belgrade is aiming for the 'Calendar Golden Slam' this year, after winning the first two Majors to be staged in 2021.

The current difficulties of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have certainly helped him. , with a Next Gen that still struggles to withstand the pressure in the long run. Nole had met Anderson on these fields three times in the past, always coming out victorious (in 2011, 2015 and 2018).

Djokovic beat Anderson for the fourth time at SW19

The World No.1 was pleased with his overall performance, which took him an hour and 41 minutes to get a win. Novak Djokovic examined Anderson’s game after the win, as he provided an insight into his thought process.

“I knew that Kevin was going to serve big and I was not going to have too many chances to break his serve. So I might as well try to play solid but not too risky. I’ve done much better than I thought I would do,” said Djokovic.

He jokingly said he has a special connection with the grass and the fans. Maybe that helped him for his fourth win over Anderson. “We are used to playing in front of crowds but in the last 18 months that hasn’t been the case and I’m just super happy to see all of you guys on the court.

It’s wonderful, thank you so much. Also I seem to be having a really nice connection with the grass. I don’t recall falling this much in the first two matches of Wimbledon but yeah I did have a connection with the crowd and the grass today, it’s very nice,” said Djokovic in his post match interview to BBC.

Djokovic, known for his humor, showed his wit during the post match on court interview. “I believe in myself but I mean it was really almost flawless performance today, very, very pleased,” said an elated Djokovic after the game.