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Djokovic into quarter-finals, Zverev knocked out

───   MORGAN PIEK 08:54 Tue, 09 Jul 2024

Djokovic into quarter-finals, Zverev knocked out | News Article
Novak Djokovic -AELTC/Tony O'Brien

“Alex de Minaur is one of the quickest, if not the quickest player on Tour. But I'm still enjoying my running at 37. Looking forward to the match.”

The 4th seeded Alexander Zverev has been knocked out of Wimbledon in the fourth round.

The reigning Olympic champion got eliminated after losing 4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 and 6-3 to the 12th seeded Taylor Fritz of the USA.

The seven-time champion, Novak Djokovic, in turn remains on course for a 25th Grand Slam title after beating the 15th seeded Holgar Rune of Denmark 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2.

Djokovic who is into his 60th Grand Slam quarter-final said Rune is never the easiest opponent.

“I’m very pleased, but I don’t think Holger played close to his best,” said the 37-year-old from Serbia.

“Tough start for him. That got to him mentally. Waiting all day to come out on court is never easy, getting more and more tense and stressed.

“Alex de Minaur is one of the quickest, if not the quickest player on Tour. But I'm still enjoying my running at 37. Looking forward to the match.”

Meanwhile, Alex De Minaur of Australia beat Arthur Fils of France in four-sets, while Lorenzo Musetti of Italy beat Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard of France in four sets to reach the quarter-finals.

In the women’s singles, the 2022 champion, Elena Rybakina, of Kazakhstan advanced to the quarter-finals after her Russian counterpart, Anna Kalinskaya, quit the match in the second set. Rybakina won eight games on the bounce before throwing in the towel while trailing 6-3 and 3-0.

The 2017 French Open champions, Jelena Ostapenko, in turn advanced to the last eight with a 6-2 and 6-3 win against the 35th seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

The 2021 French Open champions, Barbora Krejcikova, who is seeded 31st, beat the 11th seeded Danielle Collins of the USA 7-5 and 6-3, while Ukraine's Elina Svitolina thrashed China's Xinyu Wang 6-2 and 6-1.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport


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