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WIMBLEDON. Djokovic remains on course for fourth title

1348d4a7b9f6788e57896a75d6ee9e8d - WIMBLEDON. Djokovic remains on course for fourth title

Novak Djokovic has Wednesday placed before the semi-finals of Wimbledon. The Serb was in four sets too strong for the Japanese Kei Nishikori and remains on course for his fourth title in London.

The Serb Novak Djokovic (ATP 21) beat the Japanese Kei Nishikori (ATP 28), after 2 hours and 34 minutes was the 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 and 6-2 final score on the scoreboard on Centre Court.

Djokovic takes it for a final against the Spaniard Rafael Nadal (ATP 1), or the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro (ATP 4).

The 31-year-old Djokovic since 2005 continuously on the main table of Wimbledon. He won the prestigious grastoernooi in London three times already: in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Last year went ‘Nole’ in the quarter-finals against the Czech Tomas Berdych.

Rolstoeltennisser Joachim Gérard begin “highly motivated” to tournament

Belgium still has a chance to shine at Wimbledon this year. Rolstoeltennisser Joachim Gérard, number six in the world rankings, takes the Thursday against the Scot Gordon Reid (ITF 5), the winner of 2016.

The 29-year-old Belgian, who last year, shoulder surgery underwent, was not there at the Australian Open and Roland Garros. Thanks to victories in tournaments in Poland and the Île de Ré, he now again at the top of the world and for Wimbledon was Gérard a wildcard.

“That makes me of course very much fun”, says Gérard. “I love the atmosphere at Wimbledon with all that tradition. It is a magical place. Moreover, grass as a surface particularly well with my game. I am so extremely motivated.”

Gérard knows his opponent well. The left-handed Reid defeated him in the finals of the Australian Open in 2016, but the Belgian could win in the final of the Masters in the same year. “I think we are worth”, said Gérard. “In the top 6, anyone can beat anyone.”

Junior Arnaud Bovy stranded in eighth-finals

Arnaud Bovy is Wednesday off in the eighth finals of the juniorentoernooi at Wimbledon. The 17-year-old Bovy, the number 27 in the world in the juniors, lost 6-3 and 6-2 of the 18-year-old Brazilian Gilbert Soares Gland Junior, 39th on the juniorenwereldranglijst.

Louis Herman (17), 74th in the ranking, ran aground Tuesday in the second round of the juniorentoernooi.

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