Hum­bert is lat­est vic­tim of re­lent­less mas­ter Djokovic

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Sport | Wimbledon - By Char­lie Ec­cle­share at Wimbledon

frame, but his swing­ing leftie serve was con­tin­u­ally neu­tralised by Djokovic’s peer­less an­tic­i­pa­tion.

Thoughts are al­ready drift­ing to a po­ten­tial Djokovic fi­nal against Fed­erer or Nadal on Sun­day. “We have high aims all the time,” Djokovic said of his en­dur­ing ri­valry with those two. “I think com­pet­i­tive­ness be­tween us has es­ca­lated over the years, has brought us to that level where we are still com­pet­ing.”

Djokovic will be hop­ing that it does not happen as soon as to­mor­row when he will take on Gof­fin, a tech­ni­cally gifted player with the look of a former boy-band mem­ber who now wants to be taken se­ri­ously as a solo artist.

Af­ter his four-set vic­tory over Fer­nando Ver­dasco yes­ter­day, Gof­fin ad­mit­ted up­set­ting Djokovic will be a gar­gan­tuan task: “No­vak is play­ing so well at the grand slams. It’s so tough to beat him in the best of five and es­pe­cially here on grass.

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