Kwon Soon-woo is defeated by Novak Djokovic in four sets at Wimbledon to earn his first victory.

Jun 27, 2022By fanu benks

Along with Roger Federer (2003–06), Pete Sampras (1997–2000), and Bjorn Borg (1976–80), Novak Djokovic is attempting to become the fourth player to win four consecutive Wimbledon championships. Djokovic advanced with a victory of 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4; Hubert Hurkacz is the first seed to exit the draw.
The last three Wimbledon Championships have been won by Djokovic, a six-time champion of the grass-court major.
He now holds the record for having won at least that many singles matches at each of the four major events, making him the first man or woman to do so.
"I've always imagined playing on this court and succeeding there. My childhood aspirations were fulfilled on this court during this competition, therefore it is obviously an honor and a joy to return."
Since defeating Matteo Berrettini in the final of the previous year, this was Djokovic's first official match on grass. After the victory, he paid appreciation to Kwon, the world No. 81 who had been a difficult opponent.
"Playing against someone as excellent as him, who remains near to the line and hits very cleanly on both sides, you're always going to feel a little less comfortable than you would like to. I didn't have any lead-up, preparatory tournaments, or matches prior.
"I had to devise a tactical plan to take control of the point because it was quite challenging to hit through him. It wasn't simple.
"This sport has given me everything, and I owe a lot to this sport," added Djokovic. I still have a deep love for it, am very passionate about it, and am just as committed to it as anyone else.
"At this point in my career, I aim to play my best tennis at the Grand Slams and really put up the best effort on the most important courts our sport has to offer.
Despite that setback, Djokovic played well in his first competitive match on grass in 2022, moving quickly around the court. The Serbian regained command in the third and fourth sets after he started to play consistently from the baseline. The victory increased his ATP Head2Head series advantage over Kwon to 2-0 with just one break needed in each set to secure the victory.

Novac Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

The South Korean was ecstatic and occasionally grinned as he returned to his corner, fully aware that he was giving Djokovic a run for his money. In the critical third set, Kwon showed off his flat forehand winners and superb approach play at the net. Neither player gave much away on their own serve.
But Djokovic only required a tiny bit of a chance to break serve and retake the lead toward the end of the set. Following Djokovic's consolidation of the break to win the third set, Kwon's future was never going to be easy.
"Kwon deserves praise for his extremely high-caliber tennis performance. I didn't participate in any warm-up events before Wimbledon, so I was less at ease when the tournament started, especially while playing against the brilliant Kwon, who hits hard [from both wings] and stays near to the line.
It's fair that he still has some rust after the previous few months. In his interview, he claimed that Kwon was playing challenging tennis. Getting into the right pace before the match was difficult because everyone wanted to beat him.


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