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Wimbledon 2023 Day 8 wrap: Djokovic, Rybakina, Alcaraz by means of to quarters, Tsitsipas crashes out

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By India Today Sports Desk: Day 8 of Wimbledon 2023 witnessed some jaw-dropping matches each within the males’s and ladies’s draw. Novak Djokovic defeated Hubert Hurkacz in a match that was suspended after two units on Sunday. The 23-time Grand Slam winner defeated Hurkacz 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 6-4.

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Djokovic was not at his highest within the first three units and he lauded his opponent for his top-notch efficiency within the Round of 16 match.

“He put up a great performance. I mean he’s got one of the best serves in the world and it’s so difficult to read it,” Djokovic stated after the match.

Alcaraz by means of to quarters

Christopher Eubanks made his method by means of to his maiden Grand Slam quarters after knocking Stefanos Tsitsipas out. Eubanks gained the match 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Eubanks will now be up towards World No.3 Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Jiri Lehecka 6-4, 6-2.

Carlos Alcaraz made his method by means of to his maiden Wimbledon quarters after beating Matteo Berrettini 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The 20-year-old World No.1 will now face Holger Rune, who rallied again from a set right down to beat Grigor Dimitrov.

Rybakina vs Jabeur in quarters

In the ladies’s singles, Elena Rybakina made her method by means of to the quarters after her opponent Beatriz Haddad Maia retired from her match because of a decrease again harm.

Rybakina will subsequent be up towards Ons Jabeur in a rematch of final 12 months’s girls’s singles last. Jabeur regarded in ominous contact towards two-time champion Petra Kvitova the place she gained in straight units. However, she is conscious of the risk Rybakina will pose in her subsequent match.

“It will likely be a troublesome match. I’m in all probability going for my revenge. It was a troublesome last final 12 months. You can see she’s like ‘growth growth’ on a regular basis! There’s no mercy along with her, so let’s examine what is going on to occur,” Jabeur added.

No.25 seed Madison Keys defeated 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 and arrange a conflict with World No.2 Aryna Sabalenka.

Sabalenka defeated Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 6-0.

In the lads’s doubles, the pair of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden defeated Jacob Fearnley and Johannus Monday 7-5, 6-3. They will face David Pel and Reese Stalder within the third spherical.