Day 9, Wimbledon 2023 Live: Novak Djokovic returns, Elina Svitolina faces Iga Swiatek in the quarterfinals

Today marks the start of the Wimbledon quarter-finals, where Novak Djokovic will be pursuing his eighth title. Additionally, Iga Swiatek will compete against Elina Svitolina in an exciting match.

Djokovic is playing for the third consecutive day as his fourth-round match against Hubert Hurkacz was interrupted by the Wimbledon curfew on Sunday night.

After defeating Hurkacz on Monday, the 36-year-old player expressed concerns about Wimbledon’s scheduling. Novak Djokovic will now face seventh seed Andrey Rublev as he aims to secure his 33rd consecutive victory at the Championships.

Boris Becker -“If healthy, Novak Djokovic could win 26/27 Majors”

So far in his career, Djokovic has won 23 Major crowns. He won more Grand Slams in compare to anyone else. Rafael Nadal has won 22, and Roger Federer has won 20. The Serb has won Wimbledon seven times, and he wants to tie Federer’s record of eight wins by winning an eighth time this year.

In 2008, the Serb won his first Major tournament when he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Australian Open, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(2). Since then, he has won Happy Slam 10 times, more than any other player. The 36-year-old has won three French Opens and the same number of US Opens.

Becker, who used to be World No. 1, was Djokovic’s coach for three years, from 2013 to 2016. The German helped the Serb win six Majors, including the 2016 French Open, his first Grand Slam title. During that time, the 23-time Grand Slam winner was the top player for 122 straight weeks.

Djokovic announced the breakup by saying that all his and Becker’s goals had been “completely fulfilled.”

World No. 1 Swiatek is scheduled to play in the earlier match on Centre Court.

However, the home crowd is expected to support the Ukrainian wildcard Svitolina following her impressive victory over Victoria Azarenka. Despite the overshadowing of the three-set thriller by Azarenka’s unfortunate reception from the crowd, Svitolina is currently experiencing a remarkable performance at the All England Club. However, she is now faced with a challenging match against Swiatek.

Carlos Alcaraz had an intense match last night against former runner-up Matteo Berrettini, ultimately emerging victorious. As a result, he has now secured a game against Holger Rune. In a highly anticipated rematch of last year’s final, defending champion Elena Rybakina is set to face Ons Jabeur in the women’s quarter-finals. Jabeur secured her spot in the quarter-finals by defeating Petra Kvitova in straight sets.


What Actually Happening Out There?

On Tuesday, Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, will aim for a spot in the Wimbledon semi-finals. Meanwhile, Iga Swiatek will participate in her first quarterfinal match in this grass-court tournament.

This marks Djokovic’s 14th Wimbledon quarterfinal, where he will face off against Andrey Rublev, who is making his debut in the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, the top-ranked female player in the world, Swiatek, had a close call in her last match. Still, she is ready to begin anew as she faces Elina Svitolina.

Djokovic secured a victory of 7-6(6), 7-6(6), 5-7, 6-4 against the 17th seed!! by allowing him to advance to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon once again!!!

Since Sam Querrey’s performance in 2016, no player has been able to serve more than 30 aces in a Wimbledon match against Novak Djokovic. In the 2023 edition of the tournament, Hubert Hurkacz delivered an impressive 32 unbroken serves

However, everything changed during the fourth set on Monday evening on Centre Court. Djokovic took an early lead and applied pressure throughout the match, ultimately securing a 7-6(6), 7-6(6), 5-7, 6-4 victory against the 17th seed. This win propels him into the quarterfinals at Wimbledon once again.

Novak Djokovic has achieved a remarkable feat by reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 14th time in his illustrious career.

Novak Djokovic has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 14th time in his career.

Late Sunday night, Djokovic secured a two-set lead before the play was suspended due to curfew rules. Although it was anticipated that the Serb would win the match in the first set on Monday evening, Hurkacz managed to break late in the third set, prolonging the game.

However, despite the initial intention to bring the match to a decisive point, Djokovic impressively concluded it and secured a spot in the quarterfinals.

Djokovic gonna face Rublev next next?

Djokovic will play seventh-seeded Andrey Rublev next. On Sunday, Rublev beat Alexander Bublik in five sets to get revenge for losing the Halle Open final to Bublik. The 23-time Grand Slam winner is 3-1 against the Russian, whose only win came on clay in the Belgrade final last year.


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