Wimbledon 2017: Complaining Novak Djokovic reaches quarter-final for ninth time

Posted July 13, 2017

Federer now stands alone atop the Open Era list for most Wimbledon quarterfinal appearances. Berdych won their 2010 Wimbledon semifinal in straight sets en route to his lone Grand Slam final, but Djokovic clinched their second grass-court meeting 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 in the 2013 quarterfinals.

"I think that after a while, I realized that playing full power was useless against Novak because he was responding well", Mannarino said.

It's a far cry from 2016 Wimbledon when Djokovic was bundled out in the third round by Sam Querrey, a defeat which precipitated a decline which saw him relieved of all the four majors he had held at the same time.

Neil Stubley, the club's head of courts and horticulture, said on Saturday that the measurements his staff had taken over the first week of play showed that the grass was considered to be healthy and within the acceptable standards of use. When a guy beats you 25 out of 27 times, it means your game doesn't give him many issues. "So I hope I can keep it up". Berdych is hitting the ball extremely well and has been broken just three times in his last 16 sets. "I'm going to talk to the specialist to find a long-term solution to solve it". The only question with Djokovic is can he put together a complete match on such a quick turnaround.

The fourth seed struggled against a player ranked 51st in the world and midway through the third set he sought treatment for what looked to be a shoulder problem. He will next face either Milos Raonic or Alexander Zverev.

"We are very happy with the courts, 100% confident in them", Lewis said.

Federer holds up the winner's trophy after beating Murray in 2012
Federer holds up the winner's trophy after beating Murray in 2012

The match was instead moved to Tuesday.

Djokovic's departure leaves world No. 5 and seven-times champion Roger Federer as the highest remaining man in the draw following the loss earlier of top-seeded titleholder Andy Murray.

Exhausted or not, Djokovic should have his hands full with Tomas Berdych, the 11th seed, on Wednesday. Halep also advanced Monday, while Pliskova lost in the second round.

"Throughout the tournament, I've been a little bit sore but I tried my best, right to the end I gave everything I had, and I'm proud about that, but it's obviously disappointing to lose". I'm confident, too. Then great things do happen.

"I'm sure they know what they're doing". So it's a relief now that with a certain training block and recovery block that I have the pieces in place and I can focus on tennis.