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NEW DELHI: Defending champion Novak Djokovic faced a momentary challenge from Hubert Hurkacz‘s formidable serves but swiftly regained his composure to secure a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
After winning two tiebreaks on Sunday but falling victim to the tournament’s 11 pm curfew, the 36-year-old initially dropped a set, only to bounce back and claim a hard-fought 7-6(6), 7-6(6), 5-7, 6-4 victory.

While not displaying his best form, the 23-time Grand Slam men’s champion showcased his characteristic ability to find solutions when needed.
With this win, Djokovic has now equalled Jimmy Connors for the second-most Wimbledon quarter-finals reached, and he is set to face Russia’s seventh seed, Andrey Rublevon Wednesday.

Remarkably, Djokovic has reached his 56th Grand Slam quarter-final, second only to Roger Federer.

Despite momentarily struggling against Hurkacz’s skill, Djokovic successfully broke his opponent’s serve for the first time in the fourth set at 3-3, having missed seven previous break point opportunities.

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From that point on, Djokovic maintained his dominance to secure victory in a clinical fashion.



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