Madrid Open: Signing a return to his greatest kind, Novak Djokovic entered the third spherical of the Madrid Open tennis event with a straight units defeat to Gael Monfils, the place he’ll face Andy Murray. Djokovic referred to as it his greatest efficiency of the yr after beating Monfils 6-3, 6-2. The Serbian saved 5 break factors whereas the Frenchman Monfils broke the serve thrice.
High seed Djokovic mentioned, “I take a look at it as most likely the most effective efficiency of the yr. I actually loved being on the court docket. It was an amazing efficiency. I’m very joyful.” Three-time winner Djokovic will subsequent face two-time champion Murray right here in Madrid, who defeated Denis Shapovalov 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz continued his good run with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Nicolas Basilashvili. Earlier, Andrey Rublev of Russia defeated Britain’s 20-year-old Jack Draper 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 to enter the third spherical. Marin Cilic defeated Albert Ramos Vinolas 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, whereas Frances Tiafoe and Jenson Brooksby of America misplaced their first spherical matches in straight units. Tiaffo was defeated by Christian Garin 6-1, 6-3 and Brooksby was defeated by Roberto Bautista Agut 6-0, 6-2.
In one other match, Sebastian Korda defeated compatriot American Riley Opelka 6-3, 7-5. Within the girls’s part, Jessica Pegula of America defeated Bianca Andreescu 7-5, 6-1 and Sara Soribes Tormo of Spain defeated Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 to succeed in the quarterfinals.
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