Wimbledon 2012 Scores: Pieces Falling into Place for Novak Djokovic Repeat

Ben Chodos@bchodosCorrespondent IIJune 29, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a backhand return during his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Novak Djokovic dominated the last three sets of his match against Radek Stepanek, and he looks set to win his second consecutive Wimbledon championship.

Djokovic lost the first set to the No. 28 seed 6-4, but he then controlled the rest of the match and won each of the next three sets by a score of 6-2. All scores from the tournament can be found at Wimbledon.com.

The Serb has been in the finals at the lost four Grand Slams. He had won three majors in a row before losing to Rafael Nadal at the French Open. 

Nadal has also been in the finals at the last four Slams, but he was shockingly bounced from the tournament after losing in the second round to Lukas Rosol. 

Djokovic will now face his compatriot, unseeded Viktor Troiki, in the fourth round. Barring a major upset, the world’s top-ranked player will then face the winner of No. 18 Richard Gasquet and No. 31 Florian Mayer in the quarterfinals. 

Looking forward to the semifinals, Djokovic’s likely opponent will be Rodger Federer. The Serb has defeated the Swiss in six of their last seven meetings and dominated their most recent match in the semis at the French Open. 

Federer is undoubtedly the biggest roadblock on Djokovic’s path to the finals, and the Djoker has had his number in the last two years. 

Djokovic has been playing remarkably consistent tennis since the start of 2011, and unless he experiences an unexpected collapse, he will be in the finals in London.

In the other bracket, No. 4 Andy Murray, No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 7 David Ferrer will battle to earn a spot in the finals.

Murray has been a semifinalist two years in a row and Tsonga was in the final four last year, but none of these players have ever won a major.

Djokovic, in contrast, has won five Slams and has been to the finals eight times.

His experience and confidence will propel him to the final match and a second Wimbledon title in as many years.