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Djokovic makes more history with his first round victory at Wimbledon | WGN Radio 720

Wimbledon, England (AP) —Recently, Novak Djokovic is making history every time he wins his next match. On Monday, top-ranked Serbs did just that in Wimbledon.

Djokovic, who won the All England Club six times, defeated Kwon Soon Woo 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on the center court and scored his 80th victory on the grass court major. So he became the first man or woman to win that many games in each of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.

Djokovic has been playing for the first time since losing to Rafael Nadal in the French Open quarterfinals last month.

But not everything went well on Monday.

Kwon, whose roof was closed by sporadic rain, was able to choose a spot with a fast-growing forehand. It was all put together in the second set and continued until the third set, but Djokovic strengthened it and played it as normal in southwest London. Invincible.

Djokovic won the last three Wimbledon titles and finished seventh overall. It will make him second tie with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw. Only eight Roger Federers have more.

Another major title will give him 21 for his career. Nadal is 22 and Federer is 20.

Most of Djokovic’s Grand Slam Singles Championships are held at the Australian Open and are nine-time champions. However, he was unable to defend his title in Melbourne this year after being deported for the Australian vaccination protocol.

The first player to reach the second round was Alison Riske. The 28-seed American defeated Switzerland’s Irenain Arbon 6-2, 6-4.

Other advanced sowing women were Tunisia’s 3rd Ons Jabeur and Ukraine’s 29th Angelina Karinina. Karinina will face another Ukrainian Resia Turenko in the second round.

Tsurenko’s match was interrupted for about 10 minutes when his opponent, British wildcard entry Jody Barrage, stopped to help the fainted ball boy.

Barrage gave the boy a sports drink and a nourishing gel before someone in the crowd gave her a chewy candy. The boy was immediately helped out of court.

French Open finalist Casper Ruud won the opening match on Court 12. The third-seeded Norwegian defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (1), 7-6 (9), 6-2.

In the men’s lottery, Cameron Norrie No. 9 in the United Kingdom, Nikoloz Basilashvili No. 22 in Georgia, Frances Tiafoe No. 23 in the United States, and Tommy Paul No. 30 in the United States advanced.

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Djokovic makes more history with his first round victory at Wimbledon | WGN Radio 720

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