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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