Djokovic conquers time constraints to surpass Wawrinka

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That’s impressive to hear! Novak Djokovic’s victory over Stan Wawrinka at Wimbledon was not only significant in terms of the match result but also in terms of the timing.

With the match starting at 8:40 pm UK time, there was a curfew in place at 11 pm, adding an element of urgency to complete the match.

Djokovic managed to secure his place in the fourth round by winning the match with a scoreline of 6-3, 6-1, 7-6, with 10 minutes to spare before the curfew. This demonstrates Djokovic’s skill, efficiency, and ability to handle pressure.

“First of all I have to say it’s amazing what Stan is doing at his age, after several surgeries,” Djokovic told BBC Sport afterwards.
“We’re two old guys against young guns. It’s important to acknowledge that. It’s amazing, it’s inspiring. Like Andy he was forced to drop the rankings and in the last couple of years trying to build his rankings.
“I respect him as a player, he’s an extremely nice guy and I wish him the best for the season.”

Stan Wawrinka, who was in great form, initially faced a tough challenge from Novak Djokovic but showed resilience by winning five consecutive points to prevent an early break.

However, Djokovic swiftly demonstrated his determination, converting the fourth break point of the match when Wawrinka hit a wide forehand, securing a 4-2 lead.

Despite Wawrinka raising his game against the world’s best, he couldn’t find an answer to Djokovic’s exceptional serve, and the Serbian comfortably claimed the first set 6-3 in just 37 minutes.

With the confidence gained from the opening set, Djokovic continued to build momentum and secured an early break in the second set. Although Wawrinka managed to save two break points, he couldn’t prevent Djokovic, the second seed, from taking the lead as Wawrinka hit a forehand long.

The Serbian player electrified the audience as he delivered a remarkable forehand, prompting the crowd to rise from their seats in awe.

However, Wawrinka tenaciously clung to his opponent’s pace, managing to push the set into a tiebreaker. Nonetheless, Djokovic’s determination proved unstoppable as he sealed the victory with a powerful smash.

“I need to focus all my attention into the next match, get the most out of the recovery day and work on some things with my team,” Djokovic continued.
“Let’s see – we’re going into the second week and the matches are only going to get tougher. Hubert Hurkacz knows how to play on the big occasions and my thoughts are directed on the next challenge.”

 

 

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