Novak beats Kecmanovic, reaches last 16 at Wimbledon

Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic in straight sets as he continued his pursuit of a fourth successive Wimbledon title with a 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 victory on Friday. Novak took the opening set in 24 minutes, breaking his opponent three times. The top seed needed just one break of serve in the second set and he broke twice in the third to lead 5-2. He was broken for the first time in the match, serving for the win. It only delayed the inevitable, as Nole served it out two games later. Match statistics: aces (6-1), double faults (4-5), winners (36-13), unforced errors (19-27), total points won (96-64). Novak will take on Dutch wild card Tim van Rijthoven next. Their first career meeting is scheduled on Sunday. You can download Nole 2022 July desktop calendar here. Photo: Profimedia