“I’m very happy with my performance. I started very well, solid from the back of the court, made him work for every point and worked him around the court,” Djokovic said in his post-match interview on court.
“I am pleased with the way I’ve raised the level of tennis in the past two days. Uiteraard, just thinking about the next challenge and hope things will get better as the tournament goes on.”
After a year that brought plenty of uncertainty for the Serb
, he said he was enjoying playing at the biggest events
“You don’t think about numbers when you start playing tennis,” hy het gesê. “99% of children when they grab a racket have dreams and passion for the sport.
“When you get down on yourself, you are going back to that inner child and remembering why you start to play the sport, and anything you achieve is a bonus.”
Doubles player’s disharmony with Tan
There have been some impressive performances on Centre Court so far this tournament but not many better than that of France’s Harmony Tan, who knocked out Serena Williams on Tuesday.
Since her memorable victory, egter, Tan has been slammed by her playing partner Tamara Korpatsch for dropping out of their doubles’ wedstryd.
“Unfortunately my doubles partner H
. Tan retired from our doubles today
,” Korpatsch op Instagram geskryf het after Tan pulled out reportedly citing fatigue
“She just texted me this morning. Let me wait here [tot] one hour before the match start. I’m very sad, disappointed and also very angry that I can’t play my first doubles Grand Slam.
“It’s really not fair for me, I didn’t deserve that. She asked me before the tournament if we wanna play doubles and I said yes. I didn’t ask her, she asked me!
“If you’re broken after a 3h [three-hour] match the day before, you can’t play professional. That’s my opinion.”
Tan has yet to comment publicly since the post and will face Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo in the second round on Thursday