Djokovic feeling better than ever
NOVAK DJOKOVIC has warned Andy Murray he’s a better player than the one who won Wimbledon two years ago.
The world’s two topranked players look on collision course for a showdown in Sunday’s final at SW19 following the shock exits of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Top seed Djokovic, who beat Nadal to win the All England Club title two years ago, is the favourite, with Murray in close pursuit.
But the Serb, who faces Tomas Berdych in the last eight today after ousting Tommy Haas, insists he has improved since being crowned champ in 2011.
“I enjoy the big stage, it is my life and I love it.
“The previous two matches here I analysed my performances compared to two years when I won the title.
“I’m a different player to two years ago, I’m stronger on the court,
IMPROVED: Djokovic more confident. I serve better.
“I’m actually playing better tennis on grass than when I won.”
Djokovic is yet to drop a set at Wimbledon this year – but he will not be taking Berdych lightly after falling to the Czech three years ago.
“I feel good about myself in this moment,” Djokovic added. “I’m No.1 in the world. I have no reason to be concerned about my game.”
“But it’s the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam so I’m not expecting an easy match.” BRITISH duo Kyle Edmund and Jonny O’Mara moved into r ound thr ee of the boys’ singles at Wimbledon.
Edmund, the fifth seed, defeated Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-1, while O’Mara stunned 11th seed Pedro Cachin with a 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 win.
Luke Bambridge, Billy Harris and Isle of Man teenager Billy Harris were unable to join them after falling to second-round defeats.
Harris, an 18-year-old wildcard entry, fell to ninth seed Filippo Baldi of Italy 6-1 7-6 (7-4).
There was mor e disappointment in the girls’ singles as Katie Boulter , Harriet Dar t and Lana Rush all lost at the All England Club.
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