|Novak Djokovic (SRB), 2||vs||Jo Wilfried Tsonga (FRA), 17|
ScheduleMonday, 30 June 2014 at 18:00 GMT / 19:00 UK / 23:30 IST
Novak Djokovic, currently 2nd on the ATP ranking, is playing Jo Wilfried Tsonga currently 17th on the ATP ranking.
Jo Wilfried Tsonga has reached the top 16 for the 5th time, after defeating Jimmy Wang in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 in games. An easy match was a deserved break, since both of his last matches were long, 5 set matches. This is the third quarterfinal he is playing at Wimbledon, out of the last 4 appearances.
Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon's last year's finalist, reached the top 16 after defeating Tsonga's countryman, Gilles Simon. He won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4, but the match wasn't nearly as easy as the final score might suggest. Djokovic's play was full of ups and downs, but he managed to play the crucial points well. There was a moment when he almost got seriously injured, when he fell on his left shoulder, but after a medical timeout that he took after the second set, everything seemed to be alright with him and the rest of the match was a routine. After the match, Djokovic said that the fall certainly felt very uncomfortable and painful at first, and that he expects feeling mild pain in the days to come, as the doctors have informed him. Of course, he joked about the situation, saying that he is going to practice strokes like that with Becker in order to avoid future injuries.
These two players have a very interesting history. Out of 18 matches, Djokovic has won 12, but the important factor is that Tsonga didn't win a match against him since 2011, which means that Djokovic won 8 times in a row.They played on the grass court twice and Djokovic won both times.
This is probably going to be one of the most interesting quarter finals. An advantage is given to Djokovic, because he is better rested and more experienced in important matches, and he is also in good shape, though the match against Simon and his shoulder injury shouldn't be forgotten as well.