Novak Djokovic continues his rampant title defence as he moves into yet another quarter-final of the Wimbledon Championships. Djokovic was up against Cristian Garin in the 4th round of the Wimbledon 2021 and went on to defeat the Chilean 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 in 1 hour and 49 minutes.
Djokovic reached a Grand Slam quarter-final for the 50th time in his career, en route to his 18th straight Wimbledon victory having gone undefeated since his defeat in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Wimbledon.
Novak analyses his match against Garin
Djokovic had a fantastic outing today at the Centre Court against Cristian Garin who was making his Centre Court debut. Djokovic lost only 3 points on his first serve today, hitting 9 aces and dominating in every service stat.
“Yes, I am happy with the match today. Today was a very solid performance from the first to the last point. I was mentally present, I was serving much better, using the court well. Cristian was playing first time on the Centre Court and you could see he was nervous and making a lot of unforced errors at the beginning of the match.
“It gave me an opportunity to win comfortably the 1st set which I used. There were some closed games in the 2nd set but I was able to break his serve when I needed it the most. From my side, I served well. I am comfortable, that’s probably affecting the game in general.
“When I serve well, I am able to get a lot of free points, I go quickly through my service games it just gives me more confidence and allows me to relax in the retuning games from the back of the court. I am very satisfied with the way I played today,” said Djokovic about his 4th round victory.
Novak Djokovic talks about the crowd support
Novak had talked about how he has to battle not only the opponent but also the stadium in a recent interview. While Djokovic certainly gets a lot of criticism for his animated on-court reactions which don’t go well with everyone, the Serbian was rather positive about the atmosphere today on Centre Court.
“Today was great. I had support and it was a great atmosphere on the court I felt. I understand that most people want the underdog to win and in most cases, you have to deal with that and be able to let it go and keep the focus on what matters to me and the match. Sometimes I get distracted, we all are human beings.
“We tend to lose our way when we don’t want it. The most important thing at the point is to go back to reset yourself. There are places where I enjoy more support, there are places where I enjoy less support, it depends who I am playing and depends on the day,” said Djokovic before moving to answer questions in Serbian.