Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic growing in confidence after entering Round of 16 – I have been playing better and better

Wimbledon 2022: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won his third round match on Friday and qualified for the Round of 16 in the grass-court tournament,

Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Courtesy: AP

Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Courtesy: AP


  • Djokovic won the match 6-0, 6-3, 6-4
  • Djokovic secured his 24th straight win on grass
  • Djokovic is next set to play against Netherlands’ Tim van Rijthoven

No.1 seed Novak Djokovic said that he’s been able to improve his game in the ongoing edition of the Wimbledon. On Friday, July 31, the Serbian defeated his countryman Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 in a rather one-sided affair at Centre Court.

In a game that lasted for an hour and 52 minutes, Djokovic broke his opponent’s serve as many as six times. Djokovic secured his 24th straight win on grass and drew level with Australian legend Rod Laverin in third place for the longest tour-level winning streak on the surface.

“I think I’ve been playing better and better as the tournament progresses. That’s obviously something that you always wish for as a player, that every match that you play you raise the level of tennis up a notch at least, and I think that is what is happening at the moment,” Djokovic was quoted as saying.

“I know I can always do better. I always expect the highest from myself, but I think so far, so good, and looking forward to the next challenge,” he stated.

With the victory under his belt, Djokovic also extended his lead over Kecmanovic to 3-0. Both players locked horns in Belgrade two times before meeting the third time at SW19.

“I thought I started off very, very well. Very strong with a lot of good intensity, good focus. I know Miomir quite well, we train a lot, obviously coming from Serbia. I’m really glad that he, alongside a couple of other players, is doing well,” Djokovic added.

Djokovic is next scheduled to lock horns with Netherlands’ Tim van Rijthoven in the Round of 16 match on Sunday, July 3.

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