Monte Carlo Masters, Djokovic, Nadal enters in third round

Monte Carlo Masters, Djokovic, Nadal enters in third round

Novak Djokovic, Top Serbian seed entered the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters Tennis Tournament by defeating Borna Korich of Croatia. He won the match by 7-6, 7-5. Ninth seed Jakekovich now competes with Dominican Thimm of Austria. Thimm beat Russia’s Andre Rublev 5-7, 7-5, 7-5. Bulgaria’s Gregor Dimitrov and Germany’s Alexander Zverev also won the match. The fourth seed Dimitrov defeated Pierre Hughes Herbert 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Zherdev beat Luxembourg’s Giles Muller 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Last year semi-finalist Lukas Powell was defeated by Misha Zvereva of Germany 2-6, 6-1, 7-6, while Germany’s Eleven Zwerev emerged from a slow start to beat Luxembourg’s Giles 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Djokovic, the Rank 13th player of the world, has won the title in 2013 and 2015. In the pre-quarterfinals, Djokovic will face Dominic Thim of Austria, and If Djokovic wins the final -16 round, he will face World No. 1 player Rafael Nadal of Spain in the quarter-finals.

World number 1 Rafael Nadal has also entered the Monte Carlo Masters pre-quarterfinals (Final -16) here, performing brilliantly. The veteran of Spain defeated Slovenia’s ejaculation wins in the second round. Nadal beat world number-58 Vedane in just under 77 minutes, in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. Now in the pre-quarterfinals, Nadal will face Russia’s World number-38 Karen Kanchanov.

Due to the hip injury, Nadal was troubled for a long time and for this reason he got out in the middle of Australian Open. Nadal has won the title 10 times. In such a situation, if he wants to stay at the top level, he will have to win this tournament 11 times too. If not, Switzerland’s legend Roger Federer will top them in the world rankings.

Japan’s Kei Nishikori continued his comeback from the injury with an impressive 7-5, 6-2 win over Russian Daniil Medvedev. The former world number four, who has strived over the last year with a right wrist injury, followed up his first-round victory against Tomas Berdych with a solid display on centre court.


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Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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