Manic Mondays do not apply to Novak Djokovic. At least in Wimbledon 2021. On the most chaotic day of the tournament, where a multitude of commitments pile up and simultaneously following all the matches seems like a heroism, the Serbian made it very easy for his followers: in just 1 hour and 49 minutes he gave a good account of Cristian Garin (6-2, 6-4, 6-2) and planted himself in the quarterfinals of the tournament, a round that he knows perfectly and that leaves him only three steps away from the coveted goal: a new crown at Wimbledon, # 20 Grand Slams.
The truth is that the game had little history from the first game... literally. As if it were a premonition, the Serbian player would initiate today's commitment by breaking the Chilean's serve in white, with the same authority with which he would sail untouched seas for the rest of the game.
The first eight points of the duel were Serbian colored, causing a roar of contained joy in the stands when Garin celebrated his first point. Yes, his first point of his.
Boris Becker comments on Novak Djokovic
Boris Becker recently claimed that Novak Djokovic winning Wimbledon is not a foregone conclusion, as some of the other players left in the field could challenge the Serb.
Becker also believes his former charge could possibly buckle under the weight of pressure, given he is on the threshold of history. "Novak WON'T walk it," Becker said. "Some of the men left in the draw are being underestimated, and Novak Djokovic has another opponent that should not be discounted — history.
The nearer he (Novak Djokovic) gets to the final and a possible 20th Grand Slam title, the more this pressure will build and the more he will be reminded of it." Boris Becker went on to point out how fans and media sometimes give too much attention to former champions like Roger Federer and Andy Murray.
The German feels this is a mistake given that several of the younger players have demonstrated Slam-winning capabilities. "I also think we are still so preoccupied with legends like Roger Federer and Andy Murray that we sometimes overlook some of the other men, who in the coming years are going to be Grand Slam champions," Boris Becker said.
The Wimbledon Championships have not disappointed the fans when it comes to close encounters. Marton Fucsovics and Andrey Rublev have provided a thriller of an encounter on court 2. The Russian number five seed lost to unseeded Marton Fucsovics in a five set thiller.
The fourth-round battle lasted for two hours and 41 minutes. Fucsovics reaches his first Grand Slam quarterfinal after recording 41 winners and 27 unforced errors. He will face Novak Djokovic in the last eight of the tournament.