Djokovic and Mannarino were scheduled to face off on Monday evening, but the match was pushed back after Gilles Muller required close to five hours to pull off a memorable upset of tournament front-runner Rafael Nadal. But, yeah, his serve is huge.
Djokovic got off to the ideal start, breaking Mannarino for a 2-0 lead in the first set and the manner of the performance was mightily impressive.
On his second set point, Djokovic slashed his third ace to seal the set. In the other match, Rybarikova was leading 6-3, 2-2 when rain halted play. "I'm glad it's all done and looking forward to the next one".
The variety of shots not only in length and angles but in terms of pace and spin was frightening, with Mannarino having to fight for everything just to get a game on the board.
"That's two points in a row at the beginning of the match", Djokovic said, before telling official Jake Garner: "Focus, please!"
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Of course my team mate Geraint Thomas as well, he crashed out today with a broken collarbone, so I've got mixed feelings. Geraint Thomas was sitting in a Sky team auto , his shoulder wrapped in gauze, wondering if his 2017 season is cursed.
Three of Djokovic's 12 major championships have come at Wimbledon, and after a real dip in results over the past 12 months, he has not dropped a set so far this fortnight. Djokovic has been broken just twice this tournament and is winning no less than 42 percent of his return points. "I am, too. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, you exchange things", Djokovic said.
I've actually watched that back quite a few times - I don't know why.
"The weather in the first week of play was also unusually warm, with the sun beating down constantly and temperatures regularly hitting the high 20s, which took a noticeable toll on the grass, particularly around the baselines. Looks like he's feeling good and playing well, so it's going to be a tough match, for sure".
Their only previous match came during Wimbledon past year when Djokovic knocked out the Frenchman in straight sets.
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There was no threat to the Centre Court action, where the roof was closed ahead of the start of play.
"As late as 8:30 p.m., 30,000 people still remained in the grounds, and therefore moving the match would have created a significant safety issue".
The capacity on Centre Court is a little under 15,000 seats.
Venus Williams became the oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist for 23 years as the five-time champion brushed aside French Open victor Jelena Ostapenko, while Garbine Muguruza powered past Svetlana Kuznetsova to make it back to the last four.
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Poroshenko during their meeting that the United States was setting a high bar for lifting sanctions on Russian Federation . Poroshenko thanked Tillerson for the continued USA commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The US claimed third place with a comprehensive 96-72 success over Spain, while Germany finished fifth by beating Lithuania 80-74. The North American outfit then extended their advantage in the second stanza to ensure they reached half-time 51-36 in front.
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