Danish teenager defeats Novak Djokovic to announce himself on the world stage
Bjerre Kjaer sent shockwaves around the tennis world with a 5-7 6-4, 7-6 (11) victory over Djokovic in their second round match at Wimbledon.
Kjaer dominated the match in the first set, and after Djokovic had taken his first set, had a clear cut chance to become the world number one player.
As he entered the second set, Kjaer had his chances, and he was able to hold Djokovic off in straight sets.
I just never want to lose a match like this ever again,” said Kjaer, to a packed stadium, after winning this match.
The win is also a momentous moment for Djokovic, who has seen his career taken to a new level with Kjaer.
Djokovic had become a top player in the world in 2012, but Kjaer put things in perspective for him.
“At this level, you just try to win a match, because you never know what can happen,” said Kjaer.
“We were really close in the first set. I knew he was better than me in many points. I had no chance to win a set in the second.”
At the end, Kjaer said, “I was very happy, so was he, to be honest. We played very well, but he was still fighting hard.”
This victory gives Kjaer all the more glory and acclaim to take another step towards becoming number one.
Kjaer said he’s always believed he can accomplish his goals, and has worked hard to be the best.
And for that, he’s made it, and he wanted to share it with people by winning a match.