RomeNumber one seed Novak Djokovic took only 90 minutes to beat Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the Rome Masters on May 10.
Djokovic did not face many difficulties against the Russian opponent. He lost a game of serve but successfully capitalized on four break-points. Djokovic’s elegant and small moves made Karatsev watch many times. The Serbian also dominated in durable balls, creating an advantage with deep returns. Djokovic wins his 60th match at the Rome Masters.
“Karatsev is a strong and unpredictable player. But today he made more mistakes than usual,” Djokovic said after winning the right to the third round. “I made good use of Karatsev’s flaws. Beating him in two sets was my success. I had some nice scores, which kept the audience excited. Hope this continues the good news. next day”.
Djokovic meets Stan Wawrinka or compatriot Laslo Djere in the third round. England need to make it to the semi-finals to stay number one in the world. Last year, Djokovic lost Rafael Nadal in the three-set final.
“The number one position has always been important to me,” added Djokovic. “But, to be honest right now I want to improve my form and fitness. That will help me increase my competitive quality in big events. I played well at Madrid last week. That’s the preparation needed. needed for the Rome Masters and Roland Garros. If I play well, I have a chance to maintain the current rank.”
More than Djokovic Daniil Medvedev 270 points. The Russian tennis player took almost a month off for hernia surgery. He is scheduled to return to the Geneva Open next week, preparing for Roland Garros. Meanwhile, the Rome Masters is the last event for Djokovic to be ready for the clay Grand Slam.
Djokovic won eight, lost four matches from the beginning of the year. His best achievement was reaching the final of the Serbia Open last month. He is the second most successful tennis player at the Rome Masters, with five titles. Nadal holds the record of 10 times crowned in the biggest tournament in Italy.
The biggest surprise in the second round of the Rome Masters on May 10 was the defeat of the 6th seed Andrey Rublev. The Russian tennis player lost 2-6, 4-6 at the hands of Filip Krajinovic. Defending champion Nadal will meet John Isner at 6pm today, Hanoi time. If he defeats the American opponent, Nadal will face the 13th seed Denis Shapovalovc in the third round.
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