No. 31 seed Laslo Djere: I didn't really feel comfortable on court


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No. 31 seed Laslo Djere: I didn't really feel comfortable on court

Serbia's Laslo Djere didn't feel comfortable on the court during his Wimbledon first round match against Argentina's Guido Andreozzi as the Serb claims the conditions on the playing courts are slightly different than the ones on the practice courts at The All England Club.

Still the 31st-seeded Serb avoided an upset as he came from a set down to beat world No. 114 Andreozzi 3-6 7-6 (3) 7-6 (3) 6-3 and to set up a second round meeting against John Millman of Australia. It wasn't the best day at the office for 24-year-old Djere, but still he came up clutch when needed most as he saved three consecutive set points in the 12th game of the third set before dominating the rest of the match.

"I was getting nervous a lot, I was talking a little bit more than I do usually but I wasn't really feeling comfortable on the court," Djere told Sport Klub. "The conditions are slightly different than on the courts we practice.

This is a specific tournament because they have to preserve the courts -- the grass for matches -- so before the match I didn't have a chance to practice on that or some other court where matches are played."