Novak Djokovic defeated Tanase Kokinakis without dropping a set and advanced to the third round of the 2022 Grand Slam Wimbledon on grass, with Casper Ruud, finalist at Roland Garros this year, losing to Ugo Humbert.
PAP / EPA / NEIL HALL / Pictured: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic has taken another step towards his dream seventh Wimbledon win. On Wednesday, the Serbian player reached the finals 1/16. In the second round match, he did not give any chance to Thanasy Kokinakis, the two fought Camille Majsherzak, winning 6:1, 6:4, 6:2.
Djokovic’s superiority throughout the match was not in question. Serbs served effectively, returning splendidly, and when there were exchanges from the depths of the court, the great majority of them were in their favour. Kokinakis’ only strength was the pass that ultimately earned him seven games.
The next challenger to top seed Djokovic, who made an ace, five breaks and 29 goals on Wednesday, will be compatriot Miomir Kekmanovic. With No. 25, the Serbian eliminated Alejandro Tabello in four sets.
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Roland Garros finalist Casper Rudd is eliminated. seeded at “three”, the Norwegian started the match with Ugo Humbert by winning a set, but on the next five he lost his bid and lost 6:3, 2:6, 5:7, 4:6.
Humbert, 24, beat Ruud, currently sixth, to claim his seventh career victory over his top-tenth opponent, and in the third round, he will face Frenchman David Goffin. The Belgian, without losing a set, turned out to be better than Sebastian Baez, “31” in the championship.
The Americans showed their good side. Ranked as No. 23, Frances Tiafoe won 6-2, 6-2, 7:6 (3) against qualifier Maximilian Martier. In turn, Steve Johnson defeated 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 by Ryan Peniston, the wild card holder.
Oscar Otti also entered the 1/16 finals. And the German championship “32” eliminated the player from the qualifiers, Christian Harrison, who was scratched after four matches.
Wimbledon, London (UK)
Grand Slam grass field total prize money 40.35 million pounds
Wednesday 29th June
Second round of singles:
Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 1) Tanasi Kokinakis (Australia) 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.
Francis Tiafoe (USA, 23) beat Maximilian Martier (Germany, Q) 6-2 6-2 7-6 (3).
Miomir Kecmanović (Serbia, 25) bt Alejandro Tabilo (Chile) 7:6 (4), 7:6 (3), 3:6, 6:3
Oscar Otti (Germany, 32) – Christian Harrison (USA, Q) 3:1 and retired
Ugo Humbert (France) beat Casper Ruud (Norway, 3) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4.
David Goffin (Belgium) beat Sebastian Baez (Argentina 31) 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
Steve Johnson (US) beat Ryan Benniston (Great Britain) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
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UK Championships London Grand Slam Tennis Novak Djokovic Wimbledon David Goffin Christian Harrison Steve Johnson Thansi Kokinakis Maximilian Marterer Francis Tiafoe Miumir Kikmanovic Oscar Otti Casper Ruud Sebastian Baez Ugo Humbert Alejandro Tabello Ryan Benniston
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