Novak Djokovic has convincingly qualified for the Wimbledon semifinals. The first-seeded Serb defeated Hungarian Marton Fucsovics on the London grass in three sets: 6-3 6-4 6-4.
Djokovic is on his twentieth title in a grand slam tournament. This would put the 34-year-old number 1 in the world ranking on a par with his rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Nadal has withdrawn from Wimbledon; Federer will play in the quarterfinals later Wednesday.
Djokovic never really got into trouble against 29-year-old Fucsovics, who reached the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the first time at Wimbledon. The Serb went out to 5-0 in the first set, but the Hungarian number 48 in the world ranking came back to 5-3. Then Djokovic took the set. At 5-4 in the second set, he broke the Hungarian also to claim the second set.
Djokovic immediately ran out to 2-0 in the third set and only had to keep his own service games to win the match. Although Fucsovis still got breakpoints, he managed to use none. At 5-4, Djokovic served for the game and immediately struck on his first match point.
Djokovic will face the winner of the match between Russian Karen Khachanov and Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the semifinals.