Novak Djokovic Loses To Adrev Rublev In Belgrade Final
Novak Djokovic Loses To Adrev Rublev In Belgrade Final – This is the 13th time in his career Djokovic has been at the wrong end of a opening set. Djokovic lost in the first set of four matches he played this week in Belgrade. But it’s not an unprecedented problem for the ATP world number one. At last year’s US Open, where the Serb competed for a Grand Slam finish.
In the first calendar year in men’s tennis since Rod Laver in 1969, Djokovic started a series of five matches in a row in which he lost the opening set. In the third round against Kei Nishikori. Also, in the fourth round against Jenson Brooksby. The same in the quarter-finals against Matteo Berrettini. Plus, in the semi-finals against Alexandr Zverev, but in all these, he finally managed to win. The best-of-five set format certainly helps the 20-time Grand Slam champion. Yang has plenty of time to rediscover his form and give his opponents more time to think about their current position.
So when Djokovic, only three sets of history. Losing in the first set of the final to Daniil Medvedev, there was nothing to worry about until it became clear that Novak didn’t do it that day. He succumbed to the Russian and choking pressure in a straight-set loss. At the Serbia Open, Djokovic is only 2-2 in 2022. United to win from a set against Laslo Djere in his opening match, against Miomir Kecmanovic in the quarter-finals, and against Karen Khachanov in the semifinals.
Can’t Catch Up with Initial Deficit
When Djokovic, just two sets from the title, lost in the first set of the final to Andrey Rublev, 6-2, there was nothing to worry about even after Novak failed to break Rublev on a pair of set points at 5 -4, and three others at 6-5. That’s because the crowd favorite hunkered down in the tiebreak, shrugging off its five missed chances and pushing this tough final to the decider.
But as it turned out at the US Open, Djokovic couldn’t overcome his early deficit at the end. Not only did the third set fail, but also Rublev won the match 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-0. This is the 13th time Djokovic has been at the wrong end of an opening set in his career.
Just as Djokovic’s opponents forced him to step up his game this week in Belgrade. Rublev took his game to another level after Novak pushed back. Hopefully, this won’t be the last time we’ll see them stump the haymaker on clay this season.
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