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Djokovic beats Popyrin in four sets

Novak Djokovic

‘I tried to shoot a penalty, Alexei defended it well’ – Djokovic

Popyrin 6-4 3-6 3-6 6-7 (3-7) Djokovic

More from Novak Djokovic, who is into the fourth round:

How close are you to your best after surgery on a torn medial meniscus last month?

“I think each match it’s getting better. My feeling of movement, confidence particularly extreme balls, reaching, sliding. I definitely got better today than in my second match.

“Hopefully the direction or trajectory will keep going in a positive way. Let’s see what happens in the next one.”

On miming taking a penalty as the crowd on Centre Court celebrated England’s penalty shootout victory against Switzerland at Euro 2024:

“I assumed it was a penalty shootout between England and Switzerland – it felt like for a set and a half the crowd really wanted to understand what the score is in the football match.

“Did England win in the end? That’s why you guys stayed. Congrats to England.

“I tried to shoot a penalty, I’m left footed, but Alexei defended it well.”

Source – Wimbledon 2024 LIVE: Watch Djokovic v Popyrin – tennis order of play, scores & results – BBC Sport