On Day 4 of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, there were no serious upsets although Lorenzi, Del Potro, Isner, and Sock all lost. Djokovic and Federer both had straight-set victories while Raonic and Thiem needed four sets to prevail.
Djokovic defeated Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 and Federer defeated Lajovic 7-6(0), 6-3, 6-2. Djokovic was quite good but Pavlasek was nothing special and was never going to test Djokovic. Lajovic played quite well at the start but was unable to take advantage of Federer’s less than ideal form.
No wonder Agassi is smiling!
— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) July 6, 2017
This was the first full match of both Djokovic and Federer and it is still early days but Djokovic looked more convincing. Djokovic plays Gulbis next after Gulbis upset Del Potro in straight sets which is a nice break for Djokovic after Lopez also lost.
Gulbis is quite a talented player but he hasn’t achieved much in ages and the win today was a total upset. He has a good serve but Djokovic should be able to handle it if he returns well and Gulbis’ forehand is also a liability. Djokovic’s draw looks good until the semis now so he has a god opportunity to get some more wins under his belt before a possible meeting with Federer.
Roger Federer found that first set a struggle
But the important thing is he’s through! pic.twitter.com/N7rPw5Zb1Y
— BBC Tennis (@bbctennis) July 6, 2017
Federer plays M. Zverev next who is a good matchup for him but he also has Dimitrov and Raonic left. Raonic wasn’t convincing today almost going two sets to love down to Youzhny after Youzhny had a set point on his serve in the second set tiebreak. I think Zverev may come through to face Federer in the quarters who is a more dangerous opponent for Federer.
In the top half, Murray plays Fognini tomorrow while Nadal plays Kachanov. Nadal vs Kachanov could be interesting if Kachanov plays fearlessly but for now, Nadal is still the favorite.