Looking Great: Novak Djokovic Powers Past Marton Fucsovics to Reserve Semifinals Berth at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/07/2021, 11:20 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the second set during his quarter final match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics REUTERS/Toby Melville


Fans at Centre Court were witness to an exciting quarterfinal between World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and unseeded Marton Fucsovics. Despite the Hungarian’s best efforts, Djokovic punched his ticket to the semifinals of the Wimbledon Championships with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory. The match lasted 2 hours and 17 minutes.

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The Serbian will face either Karen Khachanov or Denis Shapovalov in the semifinals on July 9.

Novak Djokovic vs Marton Fucsovics: Set 1

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The World No. 1 won the toss and chose to serve first. The Serbian made light work of the first game, winning it to hand Fucsovics the serve. However, Djokovic broke his opponent’s service twice in a row to take control of the set at 4-0.

Although Djokovic won his next service game to go 5-0 up, Fucsovics came back strongly to win three games on the trot. One of those games included breaking Djokovic’s serve. However, the Serbian sealed the first set in the ninth game, taking it 6-3.

Set 2

Fucsovics started the second set by serving the first game. However, the Hungarian needed to save a break point in order to go 1-0 up in the second set. While both players traded several backhands, neither of them could break the other’s serve.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his quarter final match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics REUTERS/Toby Melville

However, Djokovic finally earned the break in the ninth game of the set. Although Fucsovics saved the first break point in that game, he couldn’t do so on the second attempt, ultimately going 4-5 behind. Djokovic sealed the set with an impeccable service, taking it 6-4.

Set 3

Djokovic immediately made his intentions clear, breaking Fucsovics’ serve to go 1-0 up in the set. However, the Serbian needed to save four break points on his own serve in order to go 2-0 up in a game lasting eight minutes.

Fucsovics saved a break point in the third game to reduce the deficit to 2-1. The game included a drop shot from the Hungarian which Djokovic, along with the fans at Centre Court, applauded. However, Djokovic’s break in the first game proved to be enough, with the Serbian sealing the set 6-4, and the match.

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After the match, Djokovic looked ahead to his semifinal clash with a simple statement. He said“Shapovalov is looking great, Khachanov is looking great. We are all looking great!”

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