In the second round of Wimbledon 2021, Novak Djokovic wins in straight sets against Kevin Anderson. A player capable of recovering two sets of disadvantage to Roger Federer in 2018 and even reaching the final on the Wimbledon grass-courts.
Precisely in the remake of the final one, the world number one, who does not allow break points and who manages the matter from the baseline in a practically perfect way, passes and hooks the third round on the meadows of Church Road for the fifteenth time in his career thanks to a triple 6-3.
Under absolutely normal conditions, not even the winner of the match between Denis Kudla and Andreas Seppi should be a problem. After a rather prolonged study phase, the Serbian champion, forced to take advantage on only one occasion, condenses the vast majority of attention on 4-3.
Nole and the other matches
Accomplice a double fault by Anderson, who also tries to make small better tactics for not granting points of reference, the defending champion builds a partial 8-0 and closes the first fraction without particular difficulties.
Anderson clings almost desperately to the first ball: needless to say, in the second, he needs to cancel a break point in the opening game and the advantages in the third game. The feeling is that Djokovic pushes the minimum necessary on the accelerator pedal.
The third set is a completely necessary side dish: Djokovic, fond of the break in game-number-eight, grabs the success at the first useful opportunity. In the other matches, Grigor Dimitrov beats Fernando Verdasco 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4, Nick Kyrgios eliminates Ugo Humbert by 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-1 9-7.
Lorenzo Sonego enters the second round by beating Pedro Sousa 6-2 7-5 6-0. Gael Monfils also got the 3rd round, eliminating O'Connell 4-6 6-2 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-4. Jordan Thompson eliminates Casper Ruud by 7-6 (6) 7-6 (3) 2-6 2-6 6-2.
Eliminated Bianca Andreescu: the Canadian, seeded number 5, collects just three games against the French Alizet Cornet. Elina Svitolina beats 6-3 2-6 6-3 Elison Van Uytvanck. We have to recall that yesterday took on traumatic contours at Wimbledon 2021.
There have been falls that have literally shocked the crowd and left the fans and all tennis fans in suspense. Already on the first day we had seen the falls, fortunately without consequences, of the number one in the world Novak Djokovic.
Yesterday it was the turn of Adrien Mannarino, a French tennis player involved in Roger Federer's long-awaited debut. The Frenchman was ahead two sets to one but was down in the fourth set when he had a fall that became decisive.
In fact, at the beginning of the fifth set, after only fifteen, the tennis player announced his retirement, leaving the field to applause. The same twenty-time winner of the Grand Slam tournaments said he was very sorry for how this competition ended.
Then it was Serena Williams' sad turn. The twenty-three-time winner of Grand Slam tournaments was the most anticipated on the women's Tour and a fall in the seventh game of the first set, which forced the American into a quick withdrawal.
Serena Williams left the court in tears and cheers in what could have been her last big chance to reach the 24th Grand Slam.