Win and keep going. Novak Djokovic (1st) met the logic and he won his engagement third round against the American Denis Kudla (114 °) by 6-4, 6-3 and 7-6 (7) to advance on the lawn of the All England Club. His rival in the round of 16 will be Cristian Garin (20th), who had previously won their engagement.
The Serbian, winner five times in Cathedral, arrived to meet him after leaving local Jack Draper (253 °) and South African Kevin Anderson (102 °), respectively, on the road. For his part, the No. 114 in the ranking had done the same against the Spanish Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (35 °) and the Italian Andres Seppi (90 °). In previous matches, the 34-year-old European had emerged victorious both times.
Without major drawbacks, the possessor of 19 Majors, sealed the first two sets in his favor. In the third chapter, the American managed to break the service of his rival and route the sleeve; but the whole category of N ° 1 appeared, recovered the break and took the score to tie-breaker. There, the top favorite of the tournament took a plate and closed the game 7-6 (7) in two hours and fifteen minutes of play.
In the fourth round, the Belgrade-born will collide with the Chilean Garin, who took Spanish Pedro Martínez (107th) out of the tournament by 6-4, 6-3, 4-6 and 6-4 in almost three hours of play. It will be the second meeting between the two players: the first occurred in the ATP Cup 2020 with partials of 6-3 and 6-3 in favor of Djokovic.