Novak Djokovic: 'Even if I get in, they would see me on...'

A walk on the grass of Center Court to erase the first round duel with Kwon. It took Novak Djokovic just under two hours of play to get past Thanasi Kokkianiks and reach the third round for the 16th time of his career. He leaves little room for interpretation in the 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 finale. In this way, the Serbian champion continues to hunt for a seventh crown in the Championship, the fourth in a row. He now awaits the winner of the match between Tabilo and Kecmanovic. Against Kwon, presumably, he had kept his foot off the accelerator in an attempt - sometimes productive, sometimes not so much - to conserve some energy and, above all, to regain confidence on Center Court at Wimbledon. Said and done. The Serbian champion played a simply perfect match against Kokkinakis - helped little even by his serve, the only shot available in his arsenal to stay afloat on the scoreboard - so much so that he found himself in very good competitive training. The six-time champion of the tournament, who was perfect in his return and above all handled the matter from the baseline without particular difficulty, dominated the first half and revealed all the limits of Kokkinakis's tennis, which could not be incisive or even with his right, in just over sixty minutes of play. The 6-1 6-4 condensed for almost 90% of the points with his serve is practically a logical consequence. The third set was a totally necessary outline: only the first game was balanced, with Djokovic managing to get out of trouble on the third break point with a splendid backhand and exploiting the third break point with a very precise forehand return that opened the game. door to an easy conclusion near the net. What's next for Nole Djokovic? Speaking to Tennis Majors, Novak Djokovic pointed out how unvaccinated travelers are not being granted entry into the United States of America. “No unvaccinated people can enter the USA as of this moment,” said the 35-year-old. “I did hear unofficially that some people got away with it, some people who are not ‘famous’, but I would never even try to go to the USA if it is not allowed. Some people think that I made that mistake in Australia, but it was the contrary in fact – I had the exemption etc, let’s not go over the same story again. Bottom line is: if I am told that I cannot go, I won’t go, I would never put myself in such a position," he added. "Even if I get in, they would see me on TV playing tennis and pick me up!"