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Monday, July 2, 2012
Wimbledon men’s singles round four: Djokovic beat Troicki 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
World number one Novak Djokovic brushed aside compatriot Viktor Troicki.
The reigning champion won 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 to finish it off before 8pm and the favourite for the crown felt the win was not as easy as it appeared.
“It’s never straight-forward,” Djokovic told the BBC. “You want to focus on every point because at this stage of the championships, the matches are getting tougher.
“You always expect your opponent to fight back but I think I played well throughout the match.”
Djokovic felt sorry for his fellow Serb and good friend Troicki.
“Viktor and I know each other so well,” he added. The first time we played each other, he was nine and I was eight. It’s never easy to play a very good friend, but there has to be one loser.”