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Wimbledon 2022: Novak Djokovic becomes first-ever player to win more than 80 matches in four grand slams

Wimbledon 2022 : The six-time Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic has created a record of winning more than 80 matches in Wimbledon.

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Payal Debnath
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The Wimbledon 2022 has started on 27th June, Monday. On that very day, six-time champion Novak Djokovic has created a new record of winning more than 80 matches in Wimbledon. He defeated South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo with a four-set win. He is looking for his 21st Grand Slam title and four consecutive victory at Wimbledon as he won the title consistently in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

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The Serbian top seed player started a weak start in the opening match of the Wimbledon 2022. Kwon Soon-woo took an early lead of 3-1 before Djokovic shot back. In the second set, Kwon took an early lead again and went on to win the set.

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Djokovic had to save a break point midway in the third set. But held on before earning a break of serve himself and winning the set. But Djokovic recovered quickly and took control of the match. In the fourth set, he took a lead of 3-2, which he held onto quite comfortably to close out the match. That led him to the victory. In the end, he has lost Kwon Soon-woo by 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

After the win Djokovic was very satisfied with his new record. He said , "At this stage of my career, I try to play my best tennis at the Grand Slams and really deliver on the most significant courts in history. Now that we have gotten to 80 , let's get to a 100"

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"This sport has given me everything. I owe a lot to this sport and I love it still with all my heart. I have a lot of passion for it and I am as dedicated as anybody out there. I am not one of the youngsters anymore and a lot of things have changed but the love and flame for this sport still burns in me. I've said this a few times before, but this court has always been special for me. It's always been the court where I dreamed of playing and winning and all my childhood dreams came true on this court," he added.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner has won the most number of matches. He has won 85 French Open, 82 Australian Open and 81 US Open overall. Djokovic will face next Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis on Wednesday.

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