Novak Djokovic reachs the quarter-finals after defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(5) in one hour 52 minutes on Monday.
Nole about Tsonga. “He is a very good player, especially on the grass and he knows how to play on the big stage. To be able to win against him in straight sets on a surface that suits him is a great result.”
“I was very happy with my mental consistency and the variety of my game made it a very good match for me. I think I did really well from the start to the end, especially in the third set where he elevated his level.”
“In the third set he started to serve very well, and it was hard to get the ball back into play”. “I saved a couple of break points, and at 6-5 I had an opportunity and I used it. It was a great match.”
Djokovic said he sympathised with the players whose schedule has been delayed by the bad weather and that while it was a tradition of Wimbledon not to play on the middle Sunday and a tradition that should be respected. “But there are some rules that are better changed for the benefit of the players.”
Nole wil face Marin Cilic on Wednesday: “It plays maybe a little bit in my mental favour, but he is now working with Goran Ivanisevic and he has improved a lot, especially his serve which is important on this surface. He has beaten Tomas Berdych and Jeremy Chardy and he knows how to win on grass so it will be a tough one.”