Novak Djokovic is not too fine, at least from his nerves, which had already played a trick on him on Tuesday against the unknown German Mats Moraing and that they returned to make an appearance this Friday against the Slovak Andrej Martin. In that second round match for the ATP 250 in Belgrade, the Serbian broke a racket during a second set that had to close in the tiebreaker, and this time He paid for his fruistration again with his work tool also in a second sleeve that I ended up losing. Enraged, the world number one retaliated with a donut to close the score in the 6-1, 4-6 and 6-0 definitive.
After almost two hours of restlessness, Djokovic removed the thorn from the first trophy held in his city a few months ago, in which he fell in the semifinals against Russian Aslan Karatsev, and he qualified to play the final this Saturday, which will be the 119th of his career. He will face another Slovak this Saturday (14:00), Alex Molcan, a 23-year-old and 255th player in the world who until this tournament had never won an ATP match and surprised a specialist on clay like the Argentine Federico Delbonis (4-6, 6-4 and 6-4).
Nole accumulates 953 ATP victories, but he does not look imperial on the ground. He suffers more than necessary against inferior rivals such as Martin, 31 years old and 119th in the world, who also has a complicated character. And their numbers are far from remarkable. Those serving, with 60% of points won with first, prove it. As his class is infinite, he takes the commitments forward, but he will have to improve if he wants to overcome bigger opponents and, above all, if you want to aspire to beat Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros.
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