Novak Djokovic defeats qualifier Kudla at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic improved to 17-0 in Grand Slam matches this year, beating American qualifier Denis Kudla in the third round at Wimbledon, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7).

Top-ranked Djokovic has also won 17 straight matches at Wimbledon, where he is the reigning two-time champion.

He double faults on his first two serve points in the tiebreaker, but then took advantage of several shaky forehands from Kudla to wrap up the win.

Djokovic committed 28 unforced errors after committing just six in the second round. His opponent on Monday will be No. 17-seeded Chilean Cristian Garín beat Pedro Martínez 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

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