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Novak Djokovic overcomes wobbly start to win his opener at Wimbledon 2021

The two-time defending champion was 0 for 7 converting break points in the first set, which he lost to 19-year-old British wild card Jack Draper.

AP Written by: AP London Published on: June 28, 2021 20:48 IST
Djokovic is seeking his sixth Wimbledon title and a
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Djokovic is seeking his sixth Wimbledon title and a record-tying 20th major title

Novak Djokovic overcame a wobbly start to win his opening match at Wimbledon.

The two-time defending champion was 0 for 7 converting break points in the first set, which he lost to 19-year-old British wild card Jack Draper. Djokovic slipped several times on the grass but hit 25 aces and rallied to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

Draper is ranked 250th and was making his main-draw Grand Slam debut.

Djokovic is seeking his sixth Wimbledon title and a record-tying 20th major title. He's halfway to sweeping the Grand Slams in 2021.

The match was played under the retractable roof on Centre Court because of rain that delayed the start of play on outer courts.

Capacity was limited to 50% because of the coronavirus pandemic but the crowd still gave both players enthusiastic support.