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Novak Djokovic routs Thanasi Kokkinakis at Wimbledon, saying: 'It was a high quality performance'

Novak Djokovic in particularly torturous mood against Thanasi Kokkinakis, saying: "[I] made him work for every point and worked him around the court."
Novak Djokovic forehand at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic described his dominant Wimbledon win over Thanasi Kokkinakis as 'high quality tennis.'

Djokovic is chasing a seventh Wimbledon title this year and he never looked in trouble for one moment against the Australian.

It was, in truth, a bit of a rout, with the Serbian needing just 2 hours to ease to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win.

Understandably, he was happy to enjoy such a routine win that can only help preserve his energy for tougher tests to come in the tournament.

"I'm very happy with my performance today," Djokovic said. "I started very well, solid from the back of the court. [I] made him work for every point and worked him around the court.

"It was not easy to serve because of the wind but I think from my side, high quality performance and I am very pleased.

"I am pleased with the way I've raised the level of tennis in the past two days. Obviously just thinking about the next challenge and hope things will get better as the tournament goes on.

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"You don't think about numbers when you start playing tennis - 99% of children when they grab a racquet have dreams and passion for the sport.

"When you get down on yourself, you are going back to that inner child and remembering why you start to play the sport, and anything you achieve is a bonus."

Novak Djokovic will now face compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic, against whom he has a perfect 2-0 record.

This will, however, be their first meeting on grass, with them only previously facing each other on clay.

Elsewhere, the seeds continue to fall in the men's singles at Wimbledon, with third seed Casper Ruud defeated by Ugo Humbert.

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