Djokovic reaches fourth round at Wimbledon
06/26/2014 12:18 PM
06/27/2014 12:02 PM
London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Top-seeded former champion Novak Djokovic survived a hard fall in the third set to advance to the fourth round at Wimbledon with a win over Gilles Simon.
The former world No. 1 Djokovic, who is the top seed here despite being ranked No. 2, beat the Frenchman by a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 margin on Centre Court.
Leading 3-2 in the third set and with Simon serving, Djokovic slipped while going for a forehand shot and fell hard to the grass. The Serbian was in obvious pain as he grabbed his upper left arm.
Djokovic received medical treatment to his left shoulder before finishing out the match.
The 27-year-old Djokovic, who's coached by three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, titled here in 2011 and lost to Andy Murray in last year's marquee finale.
Up next for the French Open runner-up Djokovic is 14th-seeded French star Jo- Wilfried Tsonga, who defeated Jimmy Wang by a 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 score.
Also, 20th-seeded towering South African Kevin Anderson topped 16th-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 to reach the fourth round.
In second-round action, No. 19 seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain got past Ante Pavic of Croatia 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 and Santiago Giraldo of Colombia outlasted No. 30 seed Marcel Granollers of Spain 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.
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