Novak Djokovic Reaches 15th Wimbledon Quarter-final


July 09, 2024 · 1 min read

Novak Djokovic Reaches 15th Wimbledon Quarter-final
Other Sports | July 09, 2024
After defeating Rune, Novak Djokovic accuses fans of 'disrespect'. (Image: Getty)

Novak Djokovic advanced to his 15th Wimbledon quarter-final with a commanding win over Holger Rune, though he expressed frustration at what he perceived as disrespect from the crowd, who cheered his opponent enthusiastically. Despite struggling with a stomach issue, Novak Djokovic triumphed 6-3 6-4 6-2 and will face Alex de Minaur next.

Meanwhile, Taylor Fritz staged a remarkable comeback from two sets down to defeat Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 6-3. Zverev, hindered by a knee injury, was unable to capitalize on his early lead, allowing Fritz to secure a thrilling victory on Centre Court.

In other matches, Lorenzo Musetti overcame lucky loser Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final. Musetti’s 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-2 win marked a significant milestone on his 21st birthday, capping off a memorable day for the Italian.

The day’s action also saw Alex de Minaur progress to his maiden Wimbledon quarter-final with a composed performance against Arthur Fils. The ninth seed’s 6-2 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory sets up an exciting clash with Djokovic in the next round.

Fritz, reflecting on his comeback, described the win as a dream come true and highlighted his strong form despite initially trailing. Musetti, emotional after his win, expressed gratitude for achieving a lifelong goal and credited his family for their unwavering support throughout his career.