First set: Novak Djokovic 1-0 Jannik Sinner* (*indicates next server)
Two missed returns from Sinner and an ace take Djokovic to 40-0. And he holds up with a nice angled volley winner.
Some special guests in the Royal Box today
Here we go…
… Djokovic and Sinner come out from under the Royal Box for a warm welcome. Warm up for five minutes and let’s get started.
Djokovic vs Sinner preview by Simon Briggs
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A taste of what Djokovic can expect today?
Hello and good afternoon from Wimbledon as we head into the business end of the tournament with the men’s and women’s quarter-finals.
At Cente Court, Novak Djokovic opens the game against the talented Jannik Sinner at 1:30 PM, followed by Marie Bouzkova vs Ons Jabeur. While on Court 1, Briton Cameron Norrie is the second game scheduled, he will face David Goffin.
Although Djokovic advanced relatively easily to the last eight, he dropped a set against wildcard Tim van Rijthoven in the previous round. And today he faces another tough test Sinner enjoying his best run on SW19.
Djokovic said: “I have only superlatives and positive things to talk about Sinner’s game. We all know that he is very talented. He is already an established top player.
“I’ve seen him play on a lot of different surfaces over the years. He’s getting a lot more mature on the big stage. I don’t think he feels too much pressure on the big stage because sometimes he can get you when you’re younger. .
“He has a lot of confidence. He believes he can beat anyone, any stadium, which is important for a young player like him. He already has experience, even though he is still young, because he has played big games, a top 10 player.”
Sinner earned his match-up with Djokovic by winning his next-generation battle with Carlos Alcaraz and is full of confidence.
He said: “Obviously it’s going to be a tough game. I mean, he’s playing really, really well. I’ll do my best. That’s the minimum I can do. Just enjoy every moment out there, what I’ve done today.
“It was a very special feeling to go on Center Court. So yeah, let’s see in the next round what’s going to happen. But yeah, I think I can be happy today and try to recover in the best possible way for the next game.”