Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic advances into quarter-final
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The six-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is through to his 13th quarter-final at the All England Club. Novak took down Tim Van Rijthoven 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 under a closed roof on Centre Court in the final match of Sunday's program to find himself in the last eight.
The Dutchman fought well in the second set and prevailed in the closing stages to level the score before the Serb shifted into a higher gear in sets three and four to remain on the title course. Novak played better behind the first serve and made the difference with the second, surviving the opponent's 20 aces and earning no less than 17 break chances.
Novak Djokovic will compete in his 13th Wimbledon quarter-final.
Djokovic converted six to control the scoreboard and got broken once to wrap up the triumph in two hours and 37 minutes. Novak tamed his strokes nicely with 28 winners and 19 unforced errors, while his rival counted 41 direct points and 53 errors.
Djokovic had the opportunities to extend the second set, wasting multiple break chances at 4-5 before shifting into a higher gear from set number three to leave the rival behind. Novak will face Jannik Sinner in a battle for the semi-final after the Italian took down Carlos Alcaraz in four sets earlier today.