Novak Djokovic can move one step closer to another Wimbledon final on Tuesday when he takes on Marton Fucsovics for a spot in the semi-finals. There are very few players you’d reliable predict to trouble Djokovic but the draw has worked out well for him here with his Hungarian opponent the only unseeded players in the last eight.

Djokovic once again put on a show in his fourth round match, beating Christian Garin 6-2 6-4 6-2 in a composed performance. He dealt with the Chilean with the minimum fuss and will be very happy with not dropping serve once in the whole match. “Today was a very solid performance from the first to last point. I was mentally present. I was serving much better, using the court well.”

Fucsovics’ has had a very interesting career, dating back to the juniors where he was No.1 for a short time. He slogged away on the Challengers for much of the 2010s before breaking through near the end of the decade, getting to the edge of the top 30 back in 2019. Improved slam performances have come in the last few years with this being the first quarter final for him. It has been well earned with his most recent victory being a comeback from 2-1 down in sets against Andrey Rublev.

“Maybe his game is not so entertaining like Federer’s or when Nadal is hitting the ball so hard. Actually, I like to play against him. I can rally with him, I played him two times, he beat me, but I like the way he plays. I think we play the same kind of tennis. We like to rally. We like to play long rallies and try to play aggressive from the baseline. He’s playing good.” Fucsovics said about the World No.1. He may not shy away from the occasion but if it is going to be a who maintains their level and for how long – there is only ever going to be one winner.

Prediction – Novak Djokovic in straight sets

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