Novak Djokovic made the best of an unfortunate situation, where he was forced to play on women's quarter-finals day, by thumping Adrian Mannarino 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 to reach the last-eight at Wimbledon.
"It's been something that I've been dragging back and forth for a while now", Djokovic said about his shoulder.
"I've been feeling better on the court in the last couple of months."But especially on the grass court this season so far, every match that I've played, I felt very comfortable".
It was, as so much of the match had been, the favourite's backhand against the lefty's forehand but this time it went the way the crowd had expected, Mannarino finding the net as Djokovic marched on to the last eight.
Twelve months ago he defeated the Frenchman in the second round."I'm delighted with the performance". The opening match on Centre Court was due to start at noon, so the roof was closed for the first time this year.
Djokovic said he was particularly annoyed that he was not given a firm answer until the end of the day, and had to spend a good deal of Monday warming up, then cooling down and repeating the process.
A tiebreak beckoned and both players wanted it, with each of the first five points resulting in a mini-break. If I'd taken on a young player - you mould those players off the court, on the court.
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A win over the Spanish great is not all that links them.
However, after twice moving a mini-break ahead, the underdog was guilty of a succession of errors and Djokovic let out multiple roars of delight after taking his second set point with a powerful serve out wide.
The number 2 in ATP Rankings was compelling during the first set, and when the second one was starting, we had the opinion that the similar thing is about to happen. The victor will go through to face Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals. "He knows and understands the big matches".
Djokovic was also troubled with his shoulder.
Djokovic, a three-time Wimbledon champion and 12-time Grand Slam victor, initially expressed his disappointment with the court condition following a third-round victory over Ernests Gulbis on Saturday.
Djokovic said the conditions were not unsafe, but the uneven surface could cause unpredictable bounces and affect the outcome of points and even matches.
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