Tennis – Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic Defeats Damir Dzumhur

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic required only 55 minutes to slip into the second round of the Qatar Open with a predominant success over Damir Dzumhur.

Djokovic began his 2019 in imperious design, dropping only 3 games in a 6-1 6-2 triumph as he offers to advance his strength of men’s tennis having disregarded long-standing damage issues to win Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018.

Moreover, with the Australian Open seemingly within easy reach, Djokovic resembled a player will’s identity to a great degree hard to stop as he drifted past a defenseless Dzumhur.

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He required just 25 minutes to win the principal set and constrained Dzumhur to battle once more from 40-0 down to hold in the opening round of the second. The Bosnian could not rehash that accomplishment, however, and the composing was on the divider when a vehement return raised Djokovic’s third break, which was before long pursued by a fourth.

Dzumhur, helped by some superb play at the net, constrained Djokovic to serve the match out however he did as such and will presently confront Marton Fucsovics, who beat Marius Copil.

There was a stun, be that as it may, as third seed Karen Khachanov – one of the game’s rising stars – was beaten by three-time amazing pummel champion Stan Wawrinka.

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Khachanov spared six set points in a first set tie-break however in the long run lost that shoot-out and was not able recoup from dropping serve in the third session of the second and the world number 11 surrendered 7-6 (9-7) 6-4.

6th seed David Goffin is likewise out as qualifier Ricardas Berankis pulled off a heavenly rebound, taking his fourth match point in a conclusive tie-break.

There were likewise Doha wins for Guido Pella, Marco Cecchinato, Dusan Lajovic and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

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At the Maharashtra Open in Pune there were shock defeats for Denis Istomin to Simone Bolelli and Marcel Granollers to Ramkumar Ramanathan while Ivo Karlovic defeated Felix Auger Aliassime.

Benoit Paire and Jiri Vesely are additionally through, as are Ilya Ivashka and Laslo Djere.

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