NOVAK DJOKOVIC VS HUBERT HURKACZ LIVE
14:30: Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Novak Djokovic’s third-round clash against Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC VS HUBERT HURKACZ PREVIEW
Djokovic and Hurkacz have met just once before, at the French Open with the world No 1 winning comfortably.
Wimbledon has seen a series of big upsets with Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev all exit in the early stages and Djokovic took a minor jab at the trio.
“Because of their ranking and because of their results this year, their form, everything,” he said,
“Zverev hasn’t been playing this year well as Dominic and Tsitsipas. But, yes, they are top players. They are carrying now the weight of the top player, which means more pressure, more expectations, more attention.
“So I remember how it was for me when I won my first slam in 2008. We talked about a few minutes ago. For the few years, I was No. 3, 4 in the world, which was great, but I wasn’t able to make that next step in the slams and win slams. I know how that feels.
“There is time. I understand that people want them to see a new winner of a Grand Slam. They don’t want to see three of us dominating the slam titles. Eventually, it’s going to come, in about 25 years, then we’ll all be happy (smiling).”