ATP Astana: Novak Djokovic wins easily against Cristian Garin (6-1, 6-1) in the 1st round

Its dynamic is only growing. Already remarkable last week in Tel Aviv where he won the 89th title of his career without conceding a single set, Novak Djokovic started his week in Astana on Wednesday. The world number 7 rolled over Chilean Cristian Garin, 81st at the ATP, who could only save two small games (6-1, 6-1) in just over an hour on the court ( 1h02 of play) in the 1st round. To align a 13th consecutive success in the tournament (including Wimbledon), he will face the Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp in the round of 16.

The change in playing conditions from one week to another obviously did not disturb him. Winner on a rather fast surface in Israel, Novak Djokovic was also sovereign to launch on the slow hard of Kazakhstan. He thus accomplished a real demonstration of tennis against an opponent reduced to the rank of sparring partner. To see him distil winning forehands and backhands at will, especially along the line, we say to ourselves that it will be difficult to bring him down despite the quality of the plateau of this ATP 500 tournament.

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6 points lost on his serve

To give an idea of ​​the level of mastery of the Serb in this part, it is enough to note that he lost only 6 tiny points on his service including two on his… second ball. It is to say if Garin was deprived of solutions. Broken from the start, the Chilean hoped to return to his match by winning his second service game (2-1). It was only an illusion, since he conceded a 5-0 in stride to find himself led 6-1, 1-0.

He stopped the bleeding briefly, before dropping again the last five games of the match. But if Garin was so helpless, Djokovic was largely responsible. On a court where it is difficult to move the ball forward, he often nailed his opponent on the spot, firing 19 winning shots for 11 unforced errors. After yet another long line forehand missile to make the fateful double break, he even let out a cry of satisfaction. With this pleasure and this desire, the result promises to be radiant for the Serb.

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