Wimbledon 2024: British Wildcard Jacob Fearnley Sets Sights on Novak Djokovic After Stunning Victories

By Deepika Jul 4, 2024 #tennis #Wimbledon 2024
Wimbledon 2024

Wimbledon 2024: Fearnley Takes Aim at Djokovic After Beating Alcaraz and Sinner

In a stunning upset at Wimbledon 2024, British wildcard Jacob Fearnley emerged victorious from his first-round match against Spain’s Alejandro Moro Canas, setting up a highly anticipated second-round clash with seven-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic.

Fearnley’s Historic Victories

Fearnley’s impressive win over Canas marks his first Grand Slam main draw match win, but his triumph is made all the more remarkable by his previous victories over the likes of Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner during his junior days. While acknowledging the significant strides taken by his former rivals, Fearnley remained humble, recognizing that he cannot rely on past triumphs.

Djokovic’s Imposing Presence

Djokovic, considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, poses a daunting challenge for Fearnley. The Serb has won 24 Grand Slam titles, including seven at Wimbledon, and will be seeking his record-equaling eighth Wimbledon crown. Despite having never faced Djokovic before, Fearnley is determined to embrace the opportunity and enjoy the match.

Djokovic’s Knee Injury

Djokovic underwent knee surgery after withdrawing from the French Open, raising concerns about his fitness heading into Wimbledon. However, he eased those worries with a straight-sets victory in his opening match, which he played with a grey support on his right knee. Djokovic’s ability to move comfortably will be crucial against the young and energetic Fearnley.

Home Court Advantage and Crowd Support

While Djokovic may have the experience and pedigree, Fearnley will have the advantage of playing on home turf. The British crowd’s unwavering support could provide him with an extra boost of confidence. However, Djokovic has a reputation for handling pressure well and has a 32-1 record against players at their home Slams.

Fearnley’s Strategy

When asked about his strategy for facing Djokovic, Fearnley admitted that he has studied videos of the Serb’s game but recognizes that there are few apparent flaws. He plans to focus on enjoying the experience, playing his own game, and seeing what happens.

Djokovic’s Homework

Djokovic, on the other hand, acknowledges that he knows very little about Fearnley. He intends to analyze his opponent’s match and prepare accordingly. He also expects a challenging match due to Fearnley’s British status and the crowd support behind him.


The second-round match between Fearnley and Djokovic promises to be a captivating encounter. While Djokovic is the heavy favorite, Fearnley’s recent form and home crowd advantage could make for an unexpected upset. The match is scheduled for Thursday, July 6th, on Centre Court at Wimbledon.

By Deepika

Related Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *