Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic opened his sixth title with a hard-fought 6-3, 3-6, 7-set victory over Czech world number 130 Tomasz Machak at the Dubai Men’s Tennis Championships. 6), in a match that brought them together, ended the first round of the ongoing tournament at the Dubai Duty Free Grounds in Garhoud, Garhoud, Dubai today, which runs until the fourth of March. , with a total prize pool of $2.9 million.
Serbian Djokovic needed an hour and 27 minutes to secure victory and book his place in the round of 16, which he will meet today after Kriegspoor narrowly won his way through. In the second round, he defeated world number 56 Constant Lestin of France in two sets (6-4, 3-6, 7-6).
At the end of the first round matches, Canadian world number nine Felix Auger Aliassime needed three hours to defeat world number 36 American Maxime Cressi in one set (7-6, 7-6,). 3-6, 6-3), which will set the Canadian up for a second-round date with 67th-ranked Italian Lorenzo Sonego, after the latter won the same round to beat 51st-ranked Swiss Marc-Andrea Hassler. World, two sets without reply (7-5, 6-3).
In one of the tournament’s first surprises, Dutch world number 33 Bodish van de Jantsholp knocked out Russian world number 14 Karen Kachanov, with Bodish winning in two sets (7-5, 6-2) in an hour and 34 In a minutes-long match, world number two Mikael Ymir of Sweden took on Jandsholf, Ymir defeated Italian world number 110 Francesco Passaro in two clean sets to book his spot. (6-2, 6-3).
The surprises continued as Australia’s world number 92 Christopher O’Connell entered the tournament with an invitational card and defeated world number 56 of Finland Ami Rossofori in straight sets. (7-6, 6-4) in a close two-hour match.
Christopher will now face seventh-ranked German tennis star Alexander Zverev in the second round today, after the German’s hard-fought victory over Czech Jiri Licha on the opening day, two sets to one (4-6, 6-3, 6-4).
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