Djokovic signs his 60th Grand Slam quarterfinal and wants more at Wimbledon

The Serbian beat Rune in seven straight

July 08, 2024

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Novak Djokovic is one step closer to his eighth Wimbledon title.
By ATPTour.com/es Staff

Novak Djokovic continues to add to his tally and scored an important victory on Monday at Wimbledon, where he beat Holger Rune 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the final chapter of their rivalry to reach the quarterfinals.

Djokovic had been pushed to the limit by Rune in the past, with the Dane winning two of their previous five Lexus ATP Head2Head meetings, including the final of the Rolex Paris Masters in 2022.

However, Djokovic played a solid match from start to finish against the 21-year-old, who struggled to impose his aggressive game under the Centre Court roof. The Serb stood strong from the baseline to control the tempo of the match at will. The seven-time champion hit 21 winners and found cleanliness on all his shots to record his most emphatic victory this year at The Championships after just two hours and three minutes.

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By advancing to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 15th time, Djokovic moved into second place on the all-time list of most quarterfinal appearances at the grass-court tournament, surpassing Jimmy Connors (14). Only eight-time champion Roger Federer has made the quarterfinals more times.

Djokovic, meanwhile, is aiming to equal Federer’s record at The Championships this fortnight and will face Alex de Minaur for a place in the semi-finals after the ninth-seeded Australian eliminated Frenchman Arthur Fils in four sets.

Djokovic, 37, arrived at Wimbledon after undergoing knee surgery in early June but has cruised through his first four matches at Wimbledon, where he has also beaten Jacob Fearnley and Alexei Popyrin in four sets.

Did you know…?
At 37 years and 53 days, Djokovic is already the third man in the Open Era to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon aged 37 or older, after Ken Rosewall (who reached the quarter-finals at 39) and Federer (who reached the quarter-finals here in 2019 aged 37 and again in 2021 aged 39).

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/wimbledon-2024-lunes-2-djokovic-rune

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