Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2021

Djokovic delighted with victory over ‘very dangerous’ Wimbledon opponent

Novak Djokovic was happy to come through his second round match with relative ease despite the experience of his opposite number.

The defending Wimbledon champion overcame 2018 finalist Kevin Anderson in just over an hour and forty minutes on Centre Court.

“[I’m] very pleased,” Djokovic said in his on-court interview. “Kevin [Anderson] is a terrific player, very dangerous on fast courts, grass courts.

“Today, only one break each set was enough. I thought I held my serve really comfortably, I was using the angles really well from the back of the court.”

During the match, the world No. 1 continued the trend of players slipping and falling to the court surface in his otherwise routine 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win.

“I knew that Kevin was going to serve big, I’m not gonna have too many chances to break his serve. So, I might as well try to play solid but not too risky.

“I did much better than I thought I would do.”

Djokovic did not face a single break point in the entire match, and made just six unforced errors. For perspective, the Serb hit more aces than unforced errors, nine to six.

The five-time Wimbledon champion will face Andreas Seppi or Denis Kudla in the third round.