After what could be described as a nervous start, Australian John Millman has produced a very impressive 6-3 6-2 6-1 victory over 35th ranked Laslo Djere in the second round at Wimbledon.
Whilst some of the bigger names plied their trade on the main courts, Millman was able to produce a high quality performance on Court 14, limiting his unforced errors to 16 for the match compared to 50 from Djere.
Millman had to dig deep to keep the match on serve early, saving multiple break points twice in his first four service games. Millman took advantage of a momentary lapse from Djere, who lost four points in a row from 30/0 to give the Australian the first break of serve.
After taking the first set 6-3, it was the Australian who again found himself on the back foot early in set 2. Down 15/40 in the fourth game of the set, Millman was gifted a point courtesy of a backhand unforced error from the Serbian, before a handful of first serves allowed the Australian to keep things on serve. The frustration of being unable to break serve was again evident on the face of Djere, who struggled to maintain his composure on the unfamiliar grass, with Millman taking the second set 6-2.
The Australian continued to make the most of Djere’s discomfort on the grass, who struggled to have any impact when coming into the net. Both players traded breaks of serve to commence the third set, before Millman was able to close out the victory after just over two hours on court..
Millman will now face American Sam Querrey in the third round, to be played on Saturday night AEST.