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Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic’s journey to the final – Sports News

Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached another Wimbledon final as he bids for a fifth title.

The 32-year-old Serbian will meet Roger Federer on Centre Court on Sunday.

Here, PA charts Djokovic’s route to a sixth SW19 showpiece.

First round – Philipp Kohlschreiber

Novak Djokovic saw off Philipp Kohlschreiber first up
Novak Djokovic saw off Philipp Kohlschreiber first up (Steven Paston/PA)

Djokovic began his campaign with a double fault and a drop of serve, but still secured a straight-sets victory, winning 6-3 7-5 6-3.

Second round – Denis Kudla

Djokovic eased past Denis Kudla
Djokovic eased past Denis Kudla (Victoria Jones/PA)

Plain sailing for the world number one, who won the opening five games and strolled to a 6-3 6-2 6-2 win in 93 trouble-free minutes.

Third round – Hubert Hurkacz

Djokovic dropped a set in round three
Djokovic dropped a set in round three (Victoria Jones/PA)

Djokovic dropped a set for the first time at the Championships but it proved only a minor inconvenience in a 7-5 6-7 (5) 6-1 6-4 win.

Fourth round – Ugo Humbert

Ugo Humbert was no challenge for Djokovic
Ugo Humbert was no challenge for Djokovic (Mike Egerton/PA)

The top seed breezed past French rookie Humbert 6-3 6-2 6-3 on Court One to reach the last eight for the 11th time.

Quarter-final – David Goffin

Djokovic strolled into the last four
Djokovic strolled into the last four (Mike Egerton/PA)

For eight games this was a contest, then Djokovic won 10 in row on his way to a 6-4 6-0 6-2 victory and a ninth semi-final.

Semi-final – Roberto Bautista Agut

Djokovic only dropped two sets en route to the final
Djokovic only dropped two sets en route to the final (Tim Ireland/PA)

Spaniard Bautista Agut took the second set, only the second Djokovic dropped all fortnight, but was still taken apart 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-2.

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