Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic tops Jordan Thompson in straight sets

Novak Djokovic is through into the last 32 at Wimbledon for the 17th time 

by Jovica Ilic
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Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic tops Jordan Thompson in straight sets

Four-time defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is through into the third round for the 17th time from 18 trips to London. Novak met Jordan Thompson on Centre Court in the second round and scored a 6-3, 7-6, 7-5 victory in two hours and 27 minutes for a place in the last 32.

Thus, Djokovic has stayed on the title course, not losing on this court for ten years and securing his 30th consecutive Wimbledon triumph. The Serb lost only 18 points behind the initial shot and never faced a break point.

He converted two out of five break chances to make the difference in sets one and three and find himself in the next round. Djokovic dropped two points behind the initial shot in the opening set and kept the pressure on the other side.

He grabbed eight return points and turned them into a single break from two chances. The Serb landed nine winners and zero unforced errors for a reliable start and a boost.

Novak Djokovic is safely through into the last 32 at Wimbledon.

Novak held at love in the encounter's first game and created a break chance in game two. Thompson denied it with a booming serve down the T line and held to avoid an early setback. Novak delivered three holds at love by the end of the set and pressured Jordan to follow that pace.

The Aussie locked the result at 2-2 with a comfortable hold before facing issues at 2-3. He squandered a game point, and Djokovic delivered a break after the rival's volley mistake at the net. The Serb confirmed it with a hold at love in game seven and served for the opener at 5-3.

The defending champion held at love after a lucky net cord winner to wrap up the first set and gain a boost. Jordan raised his level in the second set, following Novak's pace and taking only three points fewer than world no.

2. Djokovic played a flawless tie break and grabbed one mini-break to wrap it up and forge a massive advantage. Novak held two times after deuce and refused to offer his rival break chances. Thompson denied one in game seven with a booming serve down the T line and stayed in touch until the tie break.

Djokovic won all six points behind the initial shot and earned a mini-break in the fourth point that sent him in front. Both players served well until the 12th game in the third set. Thompson needed a hold to introduce the second tie break but crumbled under pressure. Novak earned a desired break to clinch the set 7-5 and advance to the next round.

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