Novak Djokovic reaches Wimbledon fourth round with comfortable win

“Honestly, I think I’m playing better and better as the tournament progresses, which is what you’ve always wished for,” Djokovic said in his post-match interview on the court.

“You want to raise the level of tennis a notch in every match, so this is happening.

“I know I can always do better and I always expect the most from myself, but so far so good and I look forward to the next round.”

The top seed crossed the first set in just 24 minutes as she continued her quest to win a fourth consecutive Wimbledon title.

It was not until the second game of the second set that Kekmanovich, ranked 30th in the world, got on the scoreboard. The set was tied at 3-3 at one point, but Djokovic returned 4-3 with a service break.

In the final set, Djokovic broke twice before Kikmanovic returned with a break of his own – his first of the match.

However, this proved too little of late, and the 20-time Grand Slam champion pulled off an emphatic victory within two hours, much to the joy of the crowd.

Addressing Center Court, he said, “I don’t take your presence lightly, so thank you for coming out and supporting tennis and both the players, we appreciate it.”

Djokovic will face Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands in the fourth round. The world number 104, a wild card in the Wimbledon draw, has climbed up the rankings in recent weeks ahead of his first Grand Slam appearance.

Van Rijthoven beat Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to win eight matches on Friday.