Djokovic defeats Kohlschreiber in his debut at Wimbledon 2019
Serbian Novak Djokovic, reigning champion and seeded number one, saved his first commitment at Wimbledon by beating German Philipp Kohlschreiber with clarity and making a good start on defending the title in London.
Djokovic had a difficult commitment in the opening of this edition, because the German had defeated him in March in Indian Wells but this time the Belgrade won by 6-3, 7-5 and 6-3 in just two hours.
The Serbian arrived at Wimbledon without having played any previous tournament on grass this season, but did not accuse the inactivity before the veteran Kohlschreiber, of 35 years.
The Balkan achieved a total of 37 winning shots, for 19 unforced errors, and showed solidity with his serve conceding only five break balls throughout the match. After this remarkable debut, the current champion will be measured in the second round with the American Denis Kudla, number 111 of the world ranking, who beat the Tunisian Malek Jaziri, 6-4, 6-1 and 6-3.