Wimbledon 2024: Novak Djokovic Cruises Into 2nd Round

Novak Djokovic will feature in the second round at Wimbledon for the 19th time in his career. With this he would equal Rodger Federer for the most second-round appearances at Wimbledon in men’s singles in the Open Era.

Putting a rest to talks regarding his fitness and injury status, World No. 2 Novak Djokovic took to the Centre Court at Wimbledon 2024 in the first round draft of the men’s singles.

Djokovic gave a dominant performance to beat World No. 123 Vit Kopriva of Czech Republic 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in an hour and 58 minutes at the grass court.

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The Serb eased through the second round of men’s singles without much trouble as he made a comeback four weeks after his knee-surgery. Djokovic had to pull out of the French Open when he sustained the injury.

Wimbledon 2024: Novak Djokovic Cruises Into 2nd Round, Equals Federer’s Record

The 24-time Grand Slam champion did not show a mark of distress announcing to the world that he is fit to get through the better end. Djokovic achieved a complete straight-set victory and did not let the opponent get the better of him at any point in the game. He effortlessly registered the triumph in each of the three sets.

“It was very good. I felt good on the court. Coming into Wimbledon this year was a bit of a different circumstance for me because of the knee. I didn’t really know how it would all unfold. I am just extremely glad the way I felt and the way I played,” Djokovic said in an on-court interview.

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Wimbledon 2024: Novak Djokovic Cruises Into 2nd Round, Equals Federer’s Record

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic is bidding for this eighth title to equal Rodger Federer’s record. His love for the tournament even made him overlook his injury.

 “I just tried to really focus on the game and not really think too much about the knee. Everything I could possibly do, I have done with my team in order to give myself a chance to be here. If it was for any other tournament, I probably wouldn’t have risked it, or rushed it. I love Wimbledon that much,” Djokovic said, amid a huge round of cheers from the crowd.

 Having cruised into the second round, the 37-year-old will face either local boy Jacob Fearnley or Alejandro Moro Canas of Spain in the next game. 

Novak Djokovic will feature in the second round at Wimbledon for the 19th time in his career. With this he would equal Federer for the most second-round appearances at Wimbledon in men’s singles in the Open Era.

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