World’s number four Novak Djokovic roaring into the last eight of Wimbledon 2017 by beating Adrian Mannarino in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a game which ended in two hours and 13 minutes. The Serb will have to face Czech 11th seed Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals.
Djokovic appeared unhappy with the condition of Centre Court. The match was due to be played on Monday on Court One but was postponed due to the game of Rafa Nadal and Gilles Muller which lasted for four hour and 48 minute. after that match, the referees chose not to begin Djokovic and Mannarino’s match on Monday and postponed it for Tuesday but Djokovic believed that the match should have been played under lights of Centre Court on Monday itself. The condition of the show court was also criticised.“I just think it was a wrong decision not to play us last
Djokovic said that that it was a wrong decision to not to play them on Monday because they could have played. He further added that the last match on Centre Court was done before 7 pm, the Centre Court has the roof and lights so they could have played until 11 pm. He was frustrated with the referee’s indecisiveness, he said that We were kept for two and a half hours in the dark, in a way, without knowing what we are going to do. So you were on your toes warming up, cooling down.
Djokovic also became the latest player to criticise the standard of Wimbledon surfaces. He said that the court was not in a great situation, there was a hole in the surface and when he mentioned it to the chair umpire, he asked the Serb to show the hole to him, “his reaction wasn’t that great,” he said.