Defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame a scare to notch up his eightieth Wimbledon win on Monday with a four-sets victory over Kwon Quickly-woo of South Korea. Six-time champion Djokovic triumphed 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 underneath the Centre Courtroom roof. However the prime seed was made to work after falling a break down within the opening two units towards his 81st-ranked opponent — dropping the second of these.
Djokovic turns into the primary participant, man or lady, to report 80 singles wins in any respect 4 Grand Slam tournaments.
“Now we’ve got acquired to 80, let’s get to 100,” mentioned Djokovic, a 20-time Grand Slam title winner.
“I did not play any lead-up tournaments earlier than Wimbledon so that you at all times really feel much less comfy.
“Kwon stays near the traces, hits clear forehands and backhands so I needed to discover a approach to undergo him.
“That meant determining tactically get management of the factors.”
Djokovic will face both Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis or Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak for a spot within the final 32.
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