Novak Djokovic into Wimbledon quarter-finals after Mannarino tussle

by Dominic Parks July 12, 2017, 0:24
Novak Djokovic into Wimbledon quarter-finals after Mannarino tussle

As a outcome, thanks to indecision, Djokovic and Mannarino found themselves opening play 24-hours later on Centre Court, under the roof, as rain also became a factor affecting some of the play on the outside courts. "They were complaining. Especially on the outside courts", Djokovic said after beating Ernests Gulbis in straight sets on Centre Court on Saturday.

Despite all the pressures, the persons who are organizing the schedule at Wimbledon didn't have the understandings for the three-time champion here.

Novak Djokovic has called for Wimbledon to introduce a fifth-set tiebreak as a key tool in solving scheduling controversies at the Grand Slam event.

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The reigning champion has brushed off fears over a hip injury to make it serenely to this stage, coming out comfortably on top despite a test from Benoit Paire last time out, and Rafael Nadal falling from his side of the draw will have home fans dreaming of a third win here for the Scot.

Djokovic was also troubled with his shoulder.

After Muller and Nadal had finished at 8:30 (1930GMT) on Monday, there was not enough time for Djokovic to start his match.

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Wimbledon apparently feared a stampede if they deigned to move Djokovic's last-16 clash to Centre Court, but they did not have to worry on Tuesday.

Djokovic will face 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, a man he has beaten 25 times in 27 matches, on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

Djokovic needed treatment on his right shoulder after the fifth game of the third set and a medical timeout at 4-3 to treat the same problem.

Lewis also stressed that Wimbledon - again, uniquely among the majors - had stand-alone ladies' quarter-finals and semi-finals day.

In the opening seven days of play, 14 matches on Centre Court have been from the men's singles, while only eight have come from the women's. "We got on the court today, and I'm glad that it's all done and I'm looking forward to the next one".

That meant world number one Angelique Kerber was out on the 4,000-seater Court Two facing fellow former runner-up Garbine Muguruza, followed by former world number one Victoria Azarenka against world number two Simona Halep.

"I definitely feel that age is not a factor with her", Konta said about Williams. The Centre Court has the roof and lights, we could have played till 11:00.

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