Sunday , May 16 2021

Djokovic first qualification, Cilic stays in the race – ATP

On Wednesday, Djokovic made a bunch of Zverevs in London. He is the first qualified in half after Cilic's success at Isner.

Novak Djokovic, who easily defeated German Alexander Zverev (6-4, 6-1), qualified for the last four Masters thanks to a set that was defeated by John Isner against Marina Cilic, who finally defeated Wednesday in London. He is sure to finish the year instead of the first world, Djokovic is the first qualifying result for the semifinals of the tournament that gathers the eight best players this season. After his victory, he saw that John Isner (10th) beat the set in the evening against Croatian Marin Cilic (7th), winner 6-7 (7-3) 6-3, 6-4. In this group, where the Serb dominates, one place remains between Cilic, Zverevo and Isner, it started badly with two defeats. Djokovic returned to the press conference at the press conference: "To be honest, I do not think it was a great match, considering the court anyway," said the 14th crown Grand Slam, admitting he was a little cold in London, such as it's the case two weeks ago at the Masters 1000 in Paris.

The suspension finally lasted less than an hour for this poster between Djokovic, who easily defeated Isner on Monday (6-4, 6-3), and Zverev, who had to work a bit more to overcome Cilic (7-6 (7 / 5), 7-6 (7/1)), to register with the masters. But the result was once again unfavorable for the 21-year-old German, who took just over a month in an hour (6-2, 6-1) in the semifinal Masters 1000 Shanghai. Zverev hanged "Nole" for about fifty minutes, thanks to his excellent service. It was muted at 230 km / h on Asc and turned over 80% of the first ball into its first four games. "It was even harder than against Isner," known as one of the best car servers, fell on the field of Djokovic, considered one of the best winners and again rounded up around this start almost perfect from the German chest. But Zverev missed a great opportunity, he released two break points every four times everywhere, and then completely reduced the level of the game to logically drop in an hour and a quarter. "At 5-4 against me with a late break, according to Zverev who served well in the first set, it would be difficult for me," added Djokovic.

In London, Djokovic is aiming for the sixth title in Masters to reach the record Roger Federer. It would crown his remarkable return to the forefront in six months: Grand Slam win at Wimbledon and the US Open and Master 1000 in Cincinnati and Shanghai. Before arriving in London, he reached the Masters 1000 final in Paris, losing in the final against Russian Karen Hachanov who finished the series of 22 consecutive victories. This course was almost error free provided by the enthusiasm of the N.1 world to Spanish Raphael Nadal, injured stomachs and a package for these masters.

In the second match of the group Kuerten Wednesday, Cilic, the 7th world player, gradually took the giant Isner (2.08 m) to win in three sets. Croatia remains in the semi-finals race, which would be the first for the fourth participation in the masters. But he will meet Djokovic on Friday … However, Isner is almost eliminated due to his first participation, before his last match against Zverev. On Thursday, Federer will face South African Kevin Anderson, who was undefeated in two games in London for his first masters and in a very favorable position, in the group where everything remains to be played. Switzerland, for 16th participation – another record held with the number of crowned – lost Sunday, unrecognizable against Kei Nishikori (7-6 (7/4), 6-3) and again launched against Austria by Dominic Thiem (6-2 , 6-3).

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