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Novak Djokovic won't underestimate opponents

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After a bizarre opening three days to this year's Wimbledon, world number one Novak Djokovic stands alone in the men's draw as the last remaining winner of the tournament.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Lleyton Hewitt have all been eliminated after appearing fatigued in their respective matches, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to retire with a knee injury. 

Florian Mayer in the previous round, dispatching him in straight-sets 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Djokovic eased past American Bobby Reynolds is his opponent on Centre Court today and shouldn't pose much of a threat, although the Serb remains adamant he will not be guilty of complacency after reigning champion Roger Federer was eliminated yesterday.

“In the opening rounds, it’s very dangerous for the top players who have not been playing on grass before Wimbledon,” he told the London Evening Standard. “On the other side of the net is somebody who is ranked lower - he has nothing to lose so he’ll go for his shots.

“People expected Rafa - all the top players - to get to at least the final stages of a Grand Slam.

“Of course, a result like that is a reminder to us all. You cannot take anybody or anything for granted. You have to be grateful for being in this position and work even harder to stay here.”

Not many expect Djokovic to be given much of a test today, despite his fears. Reynolds, 

before his first round win had last won a Grand Slam tie in 2008, and has won just 28 ATP tour level matches in his entire career - Djokovic has recorded more victories in 2013 alone.

With the Serb aiming for his first Wimbledon title, expect a ruthless performance as he aims to secure his place in the third round.

 

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