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Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic books a place in the fourth round of Wimbledon

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Novak Djokovic, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, overcame an early setback against Australia’s Alexei Popyrin to secure his spot in the tournament’s fourth round.

Initially dropping the first set, Djokovic rallied to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) in a challenging match on Centre Court.

Despite a slow start, Djokovic, who boasts 24 Grand Slam titles, gradually found his rhythm, particularly after a break where the roof closure aided his game.

Sporting a knee support from recent surgery, Djokovic broke Popyrin in the fourth game of the second set and continued to dominate, even achieving his 1,000th ace at Wimbledon during the match.

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The contest saw both players engage in a brief lighthearted moment when fans celebrated England’s football victory, with Djokovic mimicking a football kick and Popyrin joining in the fun.

Djokovic praised Popyrin’s strong performance, acknowledging his opponent’s powerful serve and forehand.

Next, Djokovic will face Holger Rune, who also secured a hard-fought victory in five sets, setting up an intriguing matchup in the next round.

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