Djokovic: We played high-quality tennis

2015-07-07 17:18
Novak Djokovic. (Alastair Grant, AP)

London - Defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic says he and South Africa's Kevin Anderson played high-quality tennis in their long quarter-final clash.

The top seed came from behind to win 6-7 (6/8), 6-7 (6/8), 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 in a last-16 tie suspended due to bad light on Monday at the end of the fourth set.

Djokovic said after his victory: "I think Kevin served exceptionally well. I found it one of the most difficult matches I've played in my Wimbledon career. At times I was really helpless with my returns. He was very aggressive.

"I thought it was high-quality tennis in the fifth set.

"I was two sets down. To come back and win in five gives me great satisfaction and confidence for the next challenge."

The Serb, who has now reached 25 Grand Slam quarter-finals in a row, goes on to face Croatia's US Open champion Marin Cilic for a place in the semi-finals.

Djokovic will be the overwhelming favourite for that match on Wednesday - he leads their head-to-head 12-0.

Anderson fired 40 aces and 71 winners but committed 41 unforced errors.

Djokovic crashed 43 winners past his opponent but hit just 19 unforced errors.

Read more on:    2015 wimbledon  |  uk  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk


Novak Djokovic has 12 Grand Slam titles to his name, while Rafael Nadal boasts 15. Roger Federer is currently out in front with 18. When all is said and done, who wins more?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.