Djokovic Dominates Dimtrov In Queen’s; Kyrgios Eliminates Edmund
by Staff | June 21st, 2018, 10:23 pm
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Novak Djokovic picked up one of his best wins of the season thrashing World No. 5 Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 in the Queen’s second round.

It’s was Djokovic’s first Top 5 victory since beating World No. 1 Andy Murray in the Doha final at the start of 2017! And he improves to 7-1 against Dimitrov.

“I’m still kind of finding my form,” Djokovic said. “This was a great test, playing against one of the top players in the world, a player that I guess prefers this surface the most. It was a great challenge that I was looking forward to. I was very focused; I was very determined to play my best, especially after my great performance in the first round.”

Tomorrow, Djokovic meets Adrian Mannarino who beat countryman and qualifier Julien Benneteau 7-6(4), 6-3. Djokovic leads Mannarino 2-0.

After ousting Andy Murray, Nick Kyrgios followed up bu knocking out Murray’s compatriot Kyle Edmund 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 6-3.

“I thought it was a pretty high-level match from both players,” said Kyrgios who cracked 32 aces. “Obviously I served really, really well. I found my rhythm quite early.”

Kyrgios will have a tough test Friday in the quarterfinals against defending champion, Feliciano Lopez.

Also tomorrow, Marin Cilic meets Sam Querrey in a 6-foot-6 affair. And Jeremy Chardy takes on American Frances Tiafoe.

FRIDAY QUEEN’S SCHEDULE
Centre Court Starts At 12:00 Noon
QF Marin Cilic v Sam Querrey
Not Before 1:00 Pm
QF Feliciano Lopez v Nick Kyrgios
QF Adrian Mannarino v Novak Djokovic
QF Jeremy Chardy v Frances Tiafoe


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22 Comments for Djokovic Dominates Dimtrov In Queen’s; Kyrgios Eliminates Edmund

skeezer Says:

Kyrgios is so talented, but….
Anyways he is going to have back problems as his career progresses with a posture like that.


Daniel Says:

Finally Djoko broke back. 4-4


Humble Rafa Says:

I see a Wimbledon champion this year and he is not from Switzerland.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

At least we have a few good players still around for the semis in both tournaments. Cilic/ Kyrgios will be a snooze-and-serve-fest, but there should be some dynamite highlights at least. Novak against one of those two in the finals will definitely be worth watching.

Hope Fed can get his act together for Wimbledon, he’s really cutting it close against 2nd tier grass court specialists.


jalep Says:

Snooze-fest? Kyrgios imitating Federer and Monfils while serving during the quarterfinal match vs Edmund was hysterical not to mention genius shot making right out of his hat, his brainbucket, or however it is he makes this stuff up on the spot.

I love Kyrgios. But you never know when he’s going to be ON, like he’s been in Queens. Also in best of five – it’s unknown how long he’ll last without injuring something or just hitting a wall physically and mentally.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

jalep, I didn’t see the latest Kyrgios matches, but if he’s hitting 2 aces a game… and Cilic is hitting 2 aces a game… there’s just not a lot of points left to play tennis in!


Tennis Vagabond Says:

HR, Hope we’ll see you in the 2nd week this year. Its not the same when you ghost.


jalep Says:

Well, the numbers to tell the whole story. There’s a lot to watch – I don’t take my eyes off Kyrgios. He talks to himself and everyone around him, his expressions, his shot making. It’s really special imo, not just a serve-fest. He’s ridiculous in a good kind of way when he really tries. Last match vs Edmund — Edmund in such a contrast to Kyrgios. And you’d think it would be boring. Sometimes Kyrgios can be boring but that’s usually when he’s not trying or has injured himself because he doesn’t put the work in to be fit.

But right now, on grass, he’s a gem. Not sure if it will last deep into Wimbledon but I’ll enjoy him while he’s able to perform. Cheers, TV.


jalep Says:

“numbers fail to tell the whole story: I meant


jalep Says:

Novak Djokovic isn’t too bad either – I still root for him because he’s so good when he’s ON. I’m allowing myself optimism right now because of how he’s playing. Not at his best level, but working out a way to win matches and he seems to be enjoying it.


Margot Says:

jalep: One of British commies picking Novak to win Wimbledon.


j-kath Says:

Skeezer: Agree – every times I see Kygrios I say aloud (whether alone with company) – straighten your back + expletives.


jalep Says:

Margot,
I’m not sure I’d go that far – but it’s possible, I think!

Did you see your Birmingham WTA bracket up there sparkling in the sun with you genius Dr. Buzz pick? I think most of us expecting Elina Svitolina to get revenge on her for wiping her off her chance at RG.

But Buzz just getting better and better.

Hoping for Kvitty to find a way to beat the Romanian but concerned and prepared for the upset.


jalep Says:

Let’s see if Novak can win make the final in Queens, first. I think he can but…you never know these days.

Fingers crossed for Naughty Nick to beat Cilic, too 😋


Margot Says:

Lol jalep, am coming top, so far, in one, and bottom in the other, I am a somewhat erratic “genius”…;) Nole has improved every match I’ve seen him, if he wins Queens, what a huge boost that would be, and Eastbourne? At the mo I’m liking Cilic’s chances, just married, obviously very content and happy and playing great. And the same for the lovely Monsieur Hardy, who is, according to himself, playing “the tennis of his life.” Both into the semi finals of Queens.


j-kath Says:

Jalep: Ditto re. Naughty Nick vs Cilic.


Daniel Says:

Indeed J-Kath, Kyrgios posture is awful. But he is zoonign on serves. Can easily in if he keeps this serve up.

Djoko winning some 6-1 sets on grass veruss quality players is a good sign. If he wins Queens beating Cilic / Kyrgios in finals he is definetly top 3 favorite for Wimbledon together wiht Federer.


Willow Says:

Whos the other Daniel ?


Willow Says:

Im actually warming to Nick Kyrigios ….


j-kath Says:

Daniel @ 4.06pm

I understood everything but failed with the word “zoonign”….?


skeezer Says:

“I understood everything but failed with the word “zoonign”….?”
j-kath. It’s “zoning”. You must brush up on your daniel-ease ;)


j-kath Says:

Thanks Skeezer – You’ve given me a chuckle.

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