Tennis
Wimbledon

Djokovic halts spirited Hurkacz to reach fourth round

Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Novak Djokovic

Image credit: Getty Images

ByEurosport
05/07/2019 at 17:23 | Updated 05/07/2019 at 18:17

Novak Djokovic eventually tamed Hubert Hurkacz in four sets to reach the Wimbledon fourth round.

The world number one was caught up by hurricane Hurkacz as he came off second best in all the razzle-dazzle shots the 22-year-old could throw at him and he was also banned from wearing his baseball cap by the umpire as it fell foul of Wimbledon's all-white rules.

Watch highlights from Wimbledon each evening on Eurosport and the Eurosport Player

Tennis

Djokovic announces Balkan region series, Thiem joins

23/05/2020 AT 07:34

However, Djokovic has not come to be known as Mr Consistency for nothing as he survived all the hullabaloo to reach the last 16 for the 12th time at the grasscourt major with a 7-5 6-7(5) 6-1 6-4 win.

"I congratulate Hubert for putting a great effort today," said four-times champion Djokovic, who will meet Canadian tyro Felix Auger-Aliassime or France's Ugo Humbert.

"He was fighting, he was playing well, serving well, hitting clean and accurate shots from the back of the court and it was a great fight the first couple of sets.

"Credit to him for playing high quality tennis because I really enjoyed it. I played a perfect third set and a solid fourth set and I am pleased with the performance."

With additional reporting from Reuters

‘My Halloween with Becker’ – Djokovic’s Instagram interview

00:03:12

Tennis

'Always more difficult to face Djokovic than Federer' - Toni Nadal

19/05/2020 AT 15:13
Tennis

Nadal set to return to training before Djokovic under Spain's lockdown rules

11/05/2020 AT 07:23
Related Topics
TennisWimbledonNovak DjokovicHubert Hurkacz
Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Latest News

Tennis

Djokovic to host Balkan event after finally returning home from Spain

AN HOUR AGO

Latest Videos

Tennis

When Nadal got annoyed by a baby - Roland-Garros 2019

00:00:45

Most popular

Tennis

When Nadal got annoyed by a baby - Roland-Garros 2019

YESTERDAY AT 09:00
View more