Novak downs Rune in straight units to achieve Wimbledon QFs – Novak Djokovic

Second seed Novak Djokovic reached the final eight at Wimbledon for the fifteenth time on Monday, following a dominant 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Holger Rune (DEN, 15).

Novak capitalised on 4 of his 14 possibilities, having saved each break factors he confronted through the two hour, three-minute conflict beneath the roof on the Centre Court docket.

The seven-time former champion dominated on serve all through the match, successful 75 % of first serves and 72 % of second serves.

“I’m more than happy. I don’t suppose he has performed wherever near his finest to be sincere. It was a tricky begin for him. He misplaced the primary 12 factors and I feel that received to him mentally,” mentioned Novak. “Ready all day to come back out on the court docket isn’t simple. The strain is build up and pressured to get out on the court docket. On my finish I feel I‘ve performed issues on the vital moments. Issues might have seemed completely different if I misplaced these providers video games however very strong on the finish and I’m very comfortable to get by means of in straight units.”

Match statistics: aces (5-3), double faults (2-4), winners (21-15), unforced errors (22-29), whole factors received (91-69).

The world no.2 will subsequent face ninth seed Alex de Minaur. The Australian beat NextGen ATP Arthur Fils in 4 units.

“I’m feeling good, I performed Alex a couple of occasions on completely different surfaces however that is the primary time on grass, He’s one of many fittest guys on the tour. I’ll need to do quite a lot of working.”

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