Top seed Djokovic, seeking to move level with Pete Sampras as a seven-time champion at the All England Club, faces Dutch wild card Tim van Rijthoven, the world number 104. Van Rijthoven was ranked outside the top 200 just a month ago. Plagued by physical problems since he was 18, Van Rijthoven has endured groin and wrist injuries as well as back spasms. "Before the tournament started, it was a dream for me to play Djokovic," said Van Rijthoven, only the seventh man since 2000 to reach the round of 16 on his Grand Slam debut. Victory for Djokovic will set-up a mouthwatering quarter-final against Carlos Alcaraz if the Spanish teenager sees off Italy's Jannik Sinner.
Source: Manila Times July 03, 2022 03:55 UTC