Wimbledon 2022 Day 1: Novak Djokovic survives the challenge


Welcome to Wimbledon 2022! On Monday, half of the men and women will face off in the first round. To find more information on this year’s tournament at the All England Club (dates/times, odds, how to watch), click here. You can also take a look at our men’s preview and our women’s preview to find out who to watch.

Find below the main news of the day.

Djokovic defeats Kwon

Novak Djokovic, the men’s No. 1 seed, has never lost in the first round at Wimbledon, and Monday was no exception. Despite a serious challenge from South Korean Kwon Soon-woo Djokovic won XXXX. Kwon really challenged Djokovic, forcing him to play his best tennis in the very first match of the tournament. Kwon took a 3-1 lead in the first set, but soon found himself level with Djokovic 3-3. After that, Kwon didn’t win another game until the second set. But Kwon bounced back, winning the second set 6-3 as Djokovic made a number of unusual errors. Djokovic was back on the ball in the third set and overcame solid play from Kwon to win the fourth set and the match. With this victory, Djokovic becomes the first player in history, male or female, to win 80 matches in all four Grand Slam tournaments.

Jabeur handles Bjorklund in straight sets

Serena Williams’ recent doubles partner Ons Jabeur took care of business on Monday, beating Mirjam Bjorklund 6-1, 6-3. Jabeur, who rose to No. 2 in the WTA rankings, had no problem with Bjorklund, beating her in 54 minutes. It doesn’t look like the injury that forced Jabeur out of the doubles at Eastbourne is holding her back at the moment.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 27: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand against Soonwoo Kwon of South Korea in the men’s singles first round match on day one of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)