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Italian youngster Sinner to face top seed Djokovic in Wimbledon last 8

Sinner eliminates world No. 5 Alcaraz while Serbian superstar Djokovic beats van Rijthoven in 4th round

Can Erözden   | 04.07.2022
Italian youngster Sinner to face top seed Djokovic in Wimbledon last 8

ANKARA 

The 2022 Wimbledon will see a quarterfinal match between Italian youngster Jannik Sinner and men's top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, Djokovic, 35, eliminated Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands with sets of 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in a fourth round match Sunday at the Centre Court in London.

He advanced to the quarterfinals, where he will face Sinner, who is ranked 10th in the world.

Following his victory over van Rijthoven, Djokovic reached his 13th Wimbledon quarterfinal and had his 25th consecutive win on the grass court.

Earlier Sunday, 20-year-old Sinner won against world No. 5 Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, 19, with sets of 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (8-10), 6-3 to be among the last eight in Wimbledon.

Sinner, who turned professional in 2018, previously played the quarterfinals in the 2020 French Open (Roland Garros) and 2022 Australian Open in January.

Jabeur makes back-to-back quarterfinals

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, 27, made it back-to-back Wimbledon quarterfinals in women's singles.

Third-seeded Jabeur beat Belgium's Elise Mertens 7-6 (11-9), 6-4 to reserve her place in the last eight.

Jabeur -- a quarterfinalist in the 2021 Wimbledon -- will take on Czech Republic's Marie Bouzkova.

The 2022 Wimbledon will end on July 10.

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