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Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia has advanced to the quarter-finals with a 25th straight win at Wimbledon, where he will face 10th seed Janik Sinar of Italy tomorrow. In the last 16 match, Novak defeated Tim van Rijtoven of the Netherlands 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Sinar defeated 5th seed Spain 6-1, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 over Carlos Alcarez.
Riztoven, playing for the first time at Wimbledon after getting a wild card entry, is also very happy with his defeat. Riztoven says the experience of playing with such a big player has been amazing for him. In a match that lasted four sets in two hours and 39 minutes, Riztoev won the second set 6-4. He was not a match in front of Novak’s experience, but he was successful in winning the hearts of the people.
Novak reached the quarter-finals for the 13th time
Novak Djokovic has reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the 13th time with his victory over Rijtoven. Out of these, he has won the title six times. They have won the last three titles in a row. Novak Djokovic’s match had a late start because of Sunday’s Center Court celebration of 100 years. Djokovic has surpassed Rod Laver (24 wins) with 25 consecutive wins on the grass court. Djokovic, who is on his way to a seventh Wimbledon title, is still far behind Roger Federer’s 65 wins on the grass court at Wimbledon. Federer was unbeaten here from 2003 to 2008.
Ons Jebuar in last eight without losing a set
Among women, Tunisia’s Ons Jebuar, seeded third, advanced to the last eight without losing any cents. She defeated Elise Mertens of Belgium 7-6 (9), 6-4 on the number one court on Sunday. In the quarterfinals, Ons will face unseeded Marie Bojkova of the Czech Republic, who defeated France’s Caroline García 7-6, 7-6.
The 27-year-old Jebuar defended five set points in the tiebreaker. Jebuar remains the top player among women after the exits of top seed Inga Sviatake and second seed Annette Kontaveit. Their victory on the grass court is 9-0. The biggest thing is that Jebuar has not lost a single set till the quarter-final journey. Last year, Jebuar became the first Arab female tennis player to win the first elite women’s title in Belgium. After winning the match at Wimbledon, Jebuar said that I like to play on the grass. I have a deep connection with nature.
Kyrgios, Grain, Frits in last eight
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios made it to the last eight after beating Brendan Nakashima of America 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 in five sets in the pre-quarterfinals on Monday. Chile’s Christian Gren defeated Australia’s Alex de Minaur 2-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-4, 7-6, America’s Taylor Fritz defeated Australia’s Jason Kubler 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals. At the same time, 17th seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan defeated Petra Metric of Croatia 7-5, 6-3 to reach the last eight.