Novak Djokovic Beats Tim van Rijthove

Novak Djokovic Beats Tim van Rijthoven, Advances to Wimbledon 2022 Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic is through to the quarterfinals in Wimbledon following a 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tim van Rijthoven at the All England Club on Sunday.

Van Rijthoven upset No. 15 Reilly Opelka in the second round and took down No. 22 Nikoloz Basilashvili in straight sets in the third round.

The 104th-ranked player in the world, the Dutchman was perhaps the biggest surprise participant in the round of 16.

Djokovic had little time for Van Rijthoven's Cinderella story in the first set.

He earned a service break in the second game to go ahead 4-1 and up 5-2 broke his unseeded challenger again to claim the set.

Some fans were probably expecting the six-time Wimbledon champion to roll from there. Van Rijthoven had other plans.

Serving at 1-2 and down 30-40, he held firm to deny Djokovic the break in the game. He then earned a critical break later in the set to jump ahead 4-3.

Djokovic was unable to extend the set despite having four break-point opportunities in the 10th game.

Van Rijthoven displayed impressive resilience to level the match. He had 17 unforced errors in the second frame but doubled up Djokovic's nine winners.


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