Wimbledon digest: Novak Djokovic has ‘great shot’ at the title says Andy Murray
Andy Murray says Novak Djokovic can beat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to become the 2018 Wimbledon men’s singles champion.
Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam winner, plays Kei Nishikori in Wednesday’s quarter-final but could face Nadal in the semi-finals and Federer in the final.
Quoted by the Metro, Murray told the BBC: “I think Novak could beat both of them. Whether it will happen or not, I’m not so sure. But from what I’ve seen from him in the last couple of days, he looks like he’s playing really, really well.
“Mentally he looks like he’s where he needs to be as well. He looks very fired-up, he looks very motivated so I think Novak has got a great shot as well.”
Nadal plays Juan Martin Del Potro in Wednesday’s quarter-final while defending champion Roger Federer takes on Kevin Anderson. Milos Raonic and John Isner complete the quarter-final line-up.
Wednesday 11 July: men’s singles quarter-finals
- Centre Court, 1pm: Novak Djokovic (12) vs. Kei Nishikori (24)
- Centre Court: Juan Martin Del Potro (5) vs. Rafael Nadal (2)
- Court One, 1pm: Roger Federer (1) vs. Kevin Anderson (8)
- Court One: Milos Raonic (13) vs. John Isner (9)
Women’s singles round-up
Serena Williams will play Julia Goerges in Thursday’s semi-final after she beat Camila Giorgi. Williams lost the first set 3-6 against Italian Giorgi but hit back to take the next two 6-3, 6-4. Goerges beat Kiki Bertens to reach the Wimbledon last-four for the first time.
Angelique Kerber will play Jelena Ostapenko in the other semi-final on Thursday. Kerber beat Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-5 while Ostapenko won 7-5, 6-4 against Dominika Cibulkova.
Women’s singles semi-finals (Thursday)
- Angelique Kerber (11) vs. Jelena Ostapenko (12)
- Julia Goerges (13) vs. Serena Williams (25)