LONDON: Former World No.1 Novak Djokovic displayed sheer dominance over his countrymate Miomir Kecmanovic in the third round of Wimbledon 2022 to reach the last 16 in pursuit of his title defence.
In a one-sided clash between the two Serbs, Djokovic displayed brilliance as he sealed the third victory of the tournament 6-0 6-3 6-4 to move into the last 16.
The defending champion was unplayable in the opening set as he did not let Kecmanovic open his account before running away with it in 24 minutes.
Kecmanovic, seeded 25, finally found himself in the contest as he scored his first point in the second set – 35 minutes into the match, by taking a long service game.
Djokovic, however, seemed unaffected by the youngster’s brief comeback and soon claimed the second set to move within a set to victory.
The third set then followed the same pattern as the top seed maintained his dominance and claimed his scintillating victory over Kecmanovic to reach the last 16.
In a bid to advance to the quarterfinals, the defending champion will now face Dutch player T. van Rijthoven in a Round of 16 match.