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Djokovic marches to quarterfinals

Agencies | Updated: 2013-07-02 11:34

Djokovic marches to quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Tommy Haas of Germany in their men's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, July 1, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]

Novak Djokovic reached his 17th straight Grand Slam quarterfinals by beating German veteran Tommy Haas 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4) at Wimbledon on Monday.

Djokovic trailed 4-2 in the second set but won the next four games.

He failed to serve out the match at 5-3 in the third and wasted a match point in the next game before closing out the tiebreaker with a forehand winner on his fourth match point. He has yet to drop a set this tournament.

Djokovic now faces No 7 Tomas Berdych, who reached his first Wimbledon quarterfinal since he was the runner-up in 2010 by beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4.

Djokovic's quarterfinal streak is the third longest all time behind Roger Federer's 36 and Jimmy Connors' 27 straight last-eight appearances. Federer's streak ended when he was upset in the second round last week.

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