Novak Djokovic winner of his first match in Tel Aviv against Pablo Andujar

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Novak Djokovic winner of his first match in Tel Aviv against Pablo Andujar

Djokovic is fine, thank you for him. Back to the Laver Cup after months without competition since his title at Wimbledon, the Serb had had a small wrist alert on the third day of the London meeting and lost his second disputed single against Félix Auger-Aliassime. On Thursday, for his return to the circuit, this concern only seemed like a bad memory. The former world No. 1 walked on Pablo Andujar (6-0, 6-3 in 1:26) on his debut in Tel Aviv.

The day after his arrival in Israel, he wanted to reassure about the condition of his wrist which had suffered from the sequence of matches after his long stoppage and had prevented him from being as hard-hitting against the Canadian as during his first meeting where he manhandled Frances Tiafoe. “I trained for almost two hours and everything was fine. I feel good and I’m glad the mini-injury is behind me. Knock on wood, hope it stays that way.” he explained. Facing Andujar, everything apparently remained in order.

A quarter against Pospisil

Sharp entry (an ace to start his match), Djokovic suffocated his opponent time to complete the first set in 29 minutes with only three faults on his counter. The Spaniard resisted as best he could to unlock his counter on his first face-off at the start of the second act before experiencing a small recovery by relying on an additional dose of aggression. But he did not have the means to fight in the long term against a sharp and precise Serb.

“Nole” now has an appointment in the quarters with Vasek Pospisil and will watch the reaction of his wrist. In London last week, it was the accumulation of efforts that made him suffer. The meeting against the Canadian will say a little more from this point of view. “Winning the first seven games was a perfect way to startsaid Djokovic after his duel of the day. We fought for a very long time in the eighth, congratulations to him. I managed to stay solid and focused. Very happy with my performance and I hope I can do the same tomorrow (Friday). »

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