Humbert is latest victim of relentless master Djokovic
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.