From CHRIS LEHOURITES, AP Sports activities Author
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – These days, Novak Djokovic is making historical past virtually each time he wins a recreation. On Monday, Serbia’s high scorer did the identical at Wimbledon.
Djokovic, who has gained the competitors six instances on the All England Membership, defeated Kwon Quickly-woo 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on the Middle Courtroom, his eightieth victory within the central court docket. With him, he grew to become the primary man or girl to win a number of matches in every of the 4 Grand Slam tennis tournaments.
Djokovic performed for the primary time since shedding to Rafael Nadal final month on the French Open.
Nonetheless didn’t go on Monday, although.
With the roof closed as a result of occasional rain, Kwon was in a position to decide up his scars along with his naked palms. All of them got here collectively within the second tier, and even superior to the third, however Djokovic acquired up and performed as ordinary within the south-west London membership – unbeaten.
Djokovic has gained three current Wimbledon titles and is in seventh place general. That might put him in a tie for the second time with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw. Solely Roger Federer, eight, has extra.
One other large title will even give him 21 for his work. Nadal is 22, Federer is 20.
Most of Djokovic’s Grand Slam has come on the Australian Open, the place he has gained the competitors 9 instances. However he didn’t defend his title in Melbourne this yr after being sacked as a result of Australian immunization rules.
The primary participant to achieve the second spherical was Alison Riske. The 28-year-old American defeated Ylena In-Albon of Switzerland 6-2, 6-4.
Different girls of superior descent are third Ons Jabeur of Tunisia and twenty ninth Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine. Kalinina will face fellow Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko within the second spherical.
Tsurenko’s recreation was suspended for about 10 minutes when her opponent, British card holder Jodie Burrage, stopped to assist a participant who was fainting.
Burrage gave the boy a sports activities drink and a nutritious gel earlier than somebody within the crowd handed her chewing sweet. The boy was instantly assisted in court docket.
French Open finalist Casper Ruud gained his first match in Courtroom 12. Third-placed Norway beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (1), 7-6 (9), 6 -2.
Additionally within the males’s singles, Britain’s No. 9 Cam Norrie, Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili, No. 22, Frances Tiafoe of america, No. 23 and Tommy Paul of america, gained.
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