Novak Djokovic celebrates 800th win of his career

Novak Djokovic celebrates 800th win of his career

The 31-year-old needed only 65 minutes to crush world number five Dimitrov and he will next face France's Adrian Mannarino after recording the 799 win of his career.

Novak Djokovic insists reaching the elite 800-win club is only the latest milestone in his quest to rewrite the record books, refusing even to rule out playing beyond his 40th birthday.

But Djokovic, who was sidelined by an elbow injury a year ago, could yet deliver with a first Queen's title if he stays strong this weekend. But over the years, I have been forced to learn how to play on it, and winning Wimbledon several times just built that confidence of being on the grass, and I love it now.

Until he served for the match, two breaks to the good, 5-1, Djokovic showed no weakness at all, but then it became clear just how much he wanted this win. So, I mean, he's always tough to play against on grass courts, especially in Wimbledon.

Cilic was on the losing end of a similar result in last year's final, as he spurned a match point in a loss to Feliciano Lopez, before greater disappointment followed as he lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final. In press conference, asked if he one of the favorites at the All England Club, Djokovic said: 'Let's not get too ahead of ourselves too early (smiling). "But I have to see the positive because I haven't played a final in nearly a year". I'm grateful, as well, that I'm able to play so many matches and to win so many matches in my career.

Look for Iceland to come up big playing for World Cup shocker
Nigeria didn't let the fans down, defeating Iceland 2-0, and the qualification will now be decided in the last round of the group stage.

A high-level showdown full of thundering serves boiled down to two tiebreaks in which the ice-cool Cilic proved the more composed player to set up a Sunday showdown with former world No.1 Novak Djokovic. "Hopefully, " said Cilic of a potential double grass-court triumph. "So in a way it doesn't surprise me because I know what I'm capable of", Djokovic said, adding that he has the memory of his past success "in my sort of folder".

"I haven't had that consistency in my game".

The Serb, who has struggled this season after missing the second half of 2017 with an elbow injury, upped his level to earn the first break of the match for a 5-4 lead in the second set.

Cilic had looked imperious throughout his run to the final and made his move in the seventh game of the opening set.

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