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Live ticker Novak Djokovic – Tim van Rijthoven (Wimbledon 2022, round of 16)

22:52

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6-2, 4-6, 4-0

Again van Rijthoven tries to stop, but again he doesn’t have the right touch. Djokovic gets the ball and the breakball. The Serb knows how to use this with great praise.

10:50 p.m

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 6, 3: 0

The Dutchman takes a lot of risks, but puts his forehand right on the line from the baseline. He initially fends off the serve.

10:49 p.m

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 6, 3: 0

And now the preliminary decision could be made in this third sentence. Novak Djokovic has the next break point here.

22:46

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 6, 3: 0

The Djoker is getting serious now! He gets the 3-0 here without any major problems! Now van Rijthoven has to be careful that this sentence doesn’t completely slip away from him.

10:43 p.m

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 6, 2: 0

A very bitter mistake by van Rijthoven! The Dutchman fires a forehand from the baseline and now has to run after the break again.

22:42

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 6, 1: 0

Djokovic again shows his quality on the defensive. The Serb gets a breakball with a great backhand from the splits!

10:39 p.m

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 6, 1: 0

The third set is also started by the defending champion and for the third time the Serb opens with a service game won. Can van Rijthoven continue to counteract this?

22:34

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 6

Tim van Rijthoven takes set number two! With two really strong serves, the 25-year-old grabs this passage and immediately shows that he believes in the really big thing here!

10:30 p.m

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 5

Van Rijthoven wobbles a lot here. After another slight mistake, the Dutchman has the breakball against him again. Once again, however, the 25-year-old can free himself here. The tension can be felt at this stage.

22:28

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 5

Novak Djokovic crashes! The most important thing for him: He didn’t hurt himself. The most important thing for van Rijthoven: He fends off the set ball here. In a strong rally, the Dutchman held his own in the game and benefited from the shaky legs of the defending champion.

22:27

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 5

Now the Djoker has breakball here! And for that he can thank van Rijthoven, who suddenly made a completely unsafe mistake and put the ball into the net with his backhand.

22:25

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 5

With an ace, the Dutchman wins here at a score of 40:30! However, the Djoker can make a debut here again. The Serb approaches a Dutchman’s volley with great footwork and sinks the felt ball with a strong cross.

22:21

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 4: 5

The Djoker now brings his serve through, he shortens it to 4:5. However, that only brings him something if he can now get the break himself. The 35-year-old only has one chance to do that.

22:19

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 3: 5

And the Dutchman continues to do a lot right here! The 25-year-old confirms his break and really annoys the defending champion here!

22:14

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 3: 4

What a rally! Van Rijthoven plays an outstanding forehand cross, which the Djoker can still save in an incredible manner. But the defending champion is powerless against the volley from the 25-year-old.

22:13

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 3: 3

And there is the break chance for the underdog, who is playing really strong tennis here and is absolutely equal, especially from the baseline.

22:12

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 3: 3

Great play by van Rijthoven, who plays a strong slice into the half field and forces the djoker forward. Standing at the net, the Serb can only watch the passing ball fly past him.

22:07

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 3: 3

The underdog doesn’t let these unnecessary mistakes bother him at all and shows once again that he can withstand the pressure. He gets the 3:3 here.

22:05

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 3: 2

Van Rijthoven leads here by 40:15 and serves well. Then the Dutchman wants to play it too well and makes the mistake. Now the 25-year-old has to make his debut.

22:02

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 3: 2

However, van Rijthoven has little to counter the serve from the defending champion in this phase. The Djoker serves very well again, is now at 71% rate on the first serve.

21:59

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 2: 2

Very important service from the 25-year-old, who is able to hold his service here and avoids having to chase after a deficit again.

21:58

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 2: 1

Very strong from van Rijthoven, who has a break ball against him here but serves his next ace under pressure. Very good nerves with the Dutchman.

21:53

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 2: 1

We’ve seen that less often from Djoker in the last service games, but now the Serb is showing his qualities again. He gets his service here with zero.

21:52

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 1: 1

Unlike in the first set, van Rijthoven can get his first service game here. That should be particularly important for the Dutchman, as he was already chasing a break in the first round.

21:47

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6: 2, 1: 0

Djokovic also starts the second set and is able to serve through again. Among other things, the Serb needs his second ace in today’s game.

21:43

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 6:2

In the end, however, the Djoker gets the set. The Serb opens a strong backhand rally down the line with an outstanding backhand. The first sentence goes to the Serbs, but the events are not as clear as the result shows.

21:41

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 5:2

However, Van Rijthoven has to go over the second serve and knocks Djokovic’s return wide. So there is the set ball, which the 25-year-old can fend off with an ace.

21:39

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 5:2

Even when the score was 3:30 p.m., van Rijthoven didn’t let himself be fooled and continued to serve cleanly. However, the Dutchman has to go through debut here.

21:35

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 5:2

The 25-year-old doesn’t get another chance for the time being, because the next two points also go to the Serbs, who seem extremely focused but not quite satisfied.

21:34

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 4:2

However, Djoker serves well and puts pressure on immediately. Van Rijthoven wants to free himself and blunders on the backhand.

21:34

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 4:2

Wow! What a forehand from the underdog, who plays the passing ball at full speed and actually has the next breakball here!

21:30

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 4:2

The Dutchman has completely shed his nervousness here. The 25-year-old plays his second clean service game here. But of course he still needs the break here.

21:26

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 4:1

But Novak Djokovic doesn’t splash out here either and marches through his service. In this phase, the spectators no longer see the long rallies that took place at the beginning of the sentence.

21:24

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 3:1

That will do the Dutchman good! Without any problems and with zero, the 25-year-old secures his serve here and shortens it to 1:3.

21:21

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 3:0

The long service game then goes to Djokovic. Was that perhaps the biggest chance that van Rijthoven got in this initial phase?

21:18

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 2:0

Van Rijthoven plays this really well! The Dutchman keeps up great in the long rallies. The problem: Novak Djokovic isn’t that bad either and so it’s hard to get the point at the end.

21:13

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 2:0

But the Serb also wobbles here on his own serve. Djokovic gets a return played right in front of his feet and he fires the ball into the net from his knees. This is the first breakball against the defending champion.

21:11

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 2:0

After a slight forehand error, the Dutchman has the breakball against him and has to go over the second serve again. In the following rally, the 25-year-old tries to stop, but fails miserably. The Djoker then gets the break without any problems.

21:09

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 1-0

A rate of 50% for the first serve is currently not enough to get the service through. Van Rijthoven has to go through the debut here again.

21:06

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 1-0

The Dutchman needs his first serve and at 0:30 he finds it. The 25-year-old has definitely set his sights on something here and has been pushing himself from the start.

21:03

N Djokovic – T van Rijthoven 1-0

Here we go! Novak Djokovic starts with his own service and shows a fairly effortless opening game here. Van Rijthoven has a strong return, but nothing more.

20:42

It can start right away!

Jannik Sinner is in the next round, the Italian defeats Carlos Alcaraz in four sets. This also means that Center Court is now free. Around 9 p.m. Novak Djokovic and Tim van Rijthoven will enter the pitch.

19:41

Spectacle on Center Court

The wait goes on! Because Carlos Alcaraz fends off two match points and can still get the third set in the tie break, the Djoker and van Rijthoven have to be patient. At least one set will be played on Center Court before the two can start.

18:59

Patience is required

Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz are currently facing each other on Center Court. The two are currently in the third set, the first two rounds went to Sinner. Of course, Novak Djokovic and Tim van Rijthoven in particular are now waiting for the end of the game, and it will only be their turn afterwards.

17:23

Favorite fright from the Netherlands

On paper, fate also threatens Tim van Rijthoven, who, as number 104 in the world, is of course the clear outsider. However, the Dutchman has already shown that he can cause surprises here. He knocked out both service giant Opelka and Georgian Basiashvili and has two seeded players “on his conscience”. With the Djoker, however, a completely different caliber awaits today.

17:08

No mercy

After Novak Djokovic lost a set against South Korean Kwon in round one and started the tournament with some trouble, the Serb is now in very good form. In both the second and third rounds, he hardly allowed anything and won twice straight in three sets. Kokkinakis and compatriot Kecmanovic didn’t stand a chance.

17:06

Warm welcome!

Hello and hello to Wimbledon 2022! In south-west London, the first week of the traditional grass tournament is slowly but surely coming to an end. Whether defending champion Novak Djokovic or outsider Tim van Rijthoven will be there next week, the two will fight out around 7 p.m. according to the current status.

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