Davidovich swept and threatened Djokovic in Cincinnati


The draw heralded complications for Serbian Novak Djokovic in his return to the United States after two years, and this Wednesday he will face one of the best players of the moment, the Spaniard, at the Masters 1000 ATP in Cincinnati. Alexander Davidovich24 years old and enjoying his best world ranking of 23rd place.

The man from Malaga, a recent semifinalist at Canada’s Masters 1000 ATP, recovered his spirit and tennis after Toronto’s mistake against Alex de Minaur victim of nerves destroyed the Argentine Tomas Martin Etcheverry, 24 years old and number 31, by 6-3 and 6-3 in just an hour and a quarter.

He completed what would become the fifth duel Novak Djokovic36 years old and world number 2, has not done so since his loss in the Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz.

The Balkans dominate the series 3-1, 1-0 on hard courts. It was the surface where he had less problems, he lost 6-3 and 6-1 against Davidovich at the Tokyo Olympics. On the ground, an entertaining match in the last Roland Garros, with 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) and 6-2 in favor of ‘Nole’, who avenged the elimination in Monte Carlo 2021 by 6-3 , 6-7 (5) and 6-1.

A tough test for Djokovic, Cincinnati champion in 2018 and 2020, five-time finalist, in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015. He took the pulse of the competition playing the doubles game with his compatriot Nikola Cacicwhere he lost 6-4 and 6-2 against the British Jamie Murray and the New Zealander michael venus.

In the background, the fight for world number one. Djokovic begin to know the result of Carlos Alcaraz in the view of jordan thompson, which should be played early in the morning in Spain from Tuesday to Wednesday. The Spaniard will continue to be number one if he reaches the final or the Serbian doesn’t make it.

Source: La Verdad


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