Thu. Sep 19th, 2019

Djokovic quickly extinguishes the Goffin rebellion

A hint of David Goffin to defeat the Goliath of the tournament, Novak Djokovic, was aborted by the Serbian, who solved the insurrection in the first set of the Belgian and reached the semifinals of Wimbledon for the ninth time with a triumph by 6-4, 6-0 and 6-2.

With these semifinals, Djokovic equals nine of the German Boris Becker and the British Arthur Gore and Herbert Lawford, and remains three of the record of the Swiss Roger Federer and two of the American Jimmy Connors.

The one from Belgrade, who opts this year to win his fifth title at the All England Club, deactivated a Goffin who came out ready to compete and who, during the opening stages of the match, threatened to give the surprise.

Djokovic matches Becker, who played nine semifinals in the grass of the All England Club

The Belgian started wasting broken balls and when he finally managed to tie the lead breaking Djokovic's serve, he deflated. A 'contrabreak' followed by another break in favor of the Serbian turned the score of 4-3 to 4-6 and buried the chances of a Goffin bleeding to every minute on the center court.

Losing games followed, the Belgian counted up to ten in a row against him. A streak in the form of a grave from which Goffin could no longer escape.

Djokovic, aware of his superiority and seeing his rival muted at the back of the court, took out the whip. He began to hit setbacks in suspension, to go up to the net with assiduity and to drown his rival to avoid any kind of reaction from the Belgian.

The Serbian drew the whip when his opponent fell silent at the back of the court

When he broke Djokovic's run once and for all, with the 1-1 of the third set, Goffin was already too far away. His head had flown from the center court, with the 'rosco' that fit in the second, and had perched for miles, while his body was still beaten on the track.

Djokovic, who this week does not have the help of Goran Ivanisevic on his bench, did not give up in his effort to spend as little time as possible and eliminated Fernando Verdasco's executioner in the second round with a 6-2 in the third set. Djokovic's 70th win at Wimbledon leaves one of those who got Becker in his career and fourteen behind the 84 of Jimmy Connors.

The Serbian will be able to continue looking for victories in the All England Club and will return to the semifinals, in which last year he defeated in a dramatic fifth set the Spaniard Rafael Nadal on his way to the fifth win at Wimbledon.

"I had a tough game in the third round and I played very well in the last two games. It's what I wanted, what I needed, and I hope I can stay the same in the semifinals, "the Serbian said in the post-match statements.

World No. 1 won its 70th match at Wimbledon

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