Novak Djokovic displayed superb tennis against his in-form countryman, Miomir Kecmanovic on the second day at the Serbia Open. After suffering from a set and a break down on Thursday, the World No. 1 advanced to the semi-finals with 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in his native Belgrade.
• Djokovic beat fellow Serbian Kecmanovic in a close contest in the Serbia Open
• Earlier Djokovic beat Laslo Djere in a nearly three-and-half-hour match
• Djokovic is chasing a third title in the Serbia Open and a fourth ATP Tour title
How The Match Progressed?
Djokovic got less than 24 hours to relax after winning the previous game against Laslo Djere. A tired Djokovic lost the opening set to Kecmanovic without giving any fight. He even missed a break chance in each of the first four games to the second. Soon Djokovic gathered his strength and began to improve his performance from the baseline to level the match.
It was a two-hour-and-eighteen-minute game in which Djokovic won the final four games of the deciding set. He just dropped two points in the process but didn’t face any break point in the stanza.
What is The Present Rating Of Djokovic?
It was his 10th winning streak against Serbians. His record against his countrymen stands at 27-4 and 36-6 in his home nation. Also, he is holding a 2-0 ATP Head2Head edge in their series.
The 22-year-old Kecmanovic is now stands at No. 38 in the ATP Rankings. It was his fifth consecutive ATP Tour quarter-final and the loss dropped him to 19-8 on the year. But he has been the most consistent tennis player of the 2022 season.
Who Will Djokovic Play With In The Semi-Final?
Djokovic is waiting for the third seed Karen Khachanov’s match against Brazilian qualifier Thiago Monteiro. Whoever wins the match will face a determinant Djokovic in the Semis.