Wimbledon 2022: No.1 seed Novak Djokovic defeated Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 and qualified for the third round.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Courtesy: AP
- On Wednesday, Djokovic beat Kokkinakis 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
- Djokovic extended his winning streak to 23 at SW19
- Djokovic is next scheduled to lock horns with Miomir Kecmanovic
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic was delighted with his performance after he defeated Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis in the Wimbledon 2022 second-round match on Wednesday, June 29 on Centre Court. Djokovic dominated the youngster right from the word go and won the match 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.
Djokovic broke the Australian star’s serve as many as five times and completed the match in two hours. With the victory, the No.1 seed extended his winning streak to 23 at SW19.
“I’m very happy with my performance today. I thought I started off very well, very solid from the back of the court, made him work for every point that I managed to get his serve back in play. I tried to work him around the court, bring a lot of variety in the game,” Djokovic said after the match.
Djokovic admitted that because of the windy conditions at the venue, it wasn’t easy to serve, but he was satisfied with how he played against the World No.79.
“It was not easy to serve because of the wind; it was very swirly today on the court, so tough to toss the ball. But I think, from my side, overall, a really high-quality performance and I’m very pleased,” he stated.
“I must say that I’m quite pleased with the way that I raised the level of tennis in two days. Hopefully I can keep that trajectory, keep getting better as the tournament progresses. I’m obviously just thinking about the next challenge and hopefully things will get better and better,” Djokovic added.
In the first round match, Djokovic had to work hard against South Korea’s Kwon Soon-woo, but he managed to secure victory in a thrilling four-setter.
Djokovic is next scheduled to lock horns with his countryman Miomir Kecmanovic in the third round match on Friday, July 1.