Novak Djokovic dives Quentin Halys in Adelaide –

Tennis News: Trailing Quentin Halys by 2-5 after a competitive first set in the second round of Adelaide International 1, do people doubt Novak Djokovic can return?

While world number 64 Halys was lucky to close the first set at 5-3, the Serbian put in his best performance and won the match unanswered after drawing the 26-year-old in four consecutive unforced errors.

From that moment it showed the performance of the tennis player who had spent 373 weeks as the world number 1 tennis player before finally the Serbian national tennis player won a narrow 7-6,7-6 victory .

Throughout the match, Frenchwoman Halys remained competitive, but in the end she had to go 0-12 against a top 30 player.

“What a great performance from my opponent this time and I want to congratulate him on a great fight. He plays like a top 10 tennis player,” Djokovic said.

“He serves hard, throws punches with precision, and on a fast pitch like this it’s hard to fall apart, so two tie-breaks is a realistic position for this game. I’m relieved to pick up the slack.” challenge.

The tennis player, who has won 20 of her last 21 matches, won her third career title in Adelaide in 2007. This week she will be looking for her 92nd career title.

Djokovic’s next task is the Adelaide International 1 quarter-final against Denis Shapovalov with a potential semi-final match against Daniil Medvedev.

Before the next match, Djokovic said: “Denis is one of the most complete tennis players. He has a very dynamic style of play. He has a big serve, frequents the net area and is comfortable playing deep in the court. He is an extraordinary athlete. I haven’t fought him in quite a while, so I’m looking forward to it. Each match after this round will be increasingly difficult.

Ahead of the match against a tennis player who has won 21 Grand Slam titles, the Canadian tennis player appears to be training to find her first-serve rhythm. He managed just 55% of his first serves against Rinky Hijiata in the first round of Adelaide International 1 and committed nine double faults.

In the second round, Shapovalov picked up a 6-3 6-3 victory over world number 88 Roman Safiullin. He managed to reduce the number of double faults he committed, but his first serves only reached 57%.

So far, Djokovic has been dominating head-to-head against Shapovalov 7-0 but the 23-year-old has been more competitive in his three encounters since the 2020 season.

Article tags: Tennis, Adelaide International 1, Novak Djokovic, Quentin Halys, Denis Shapovalov

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