ATP Belgrade : Novak Djokovic en demi-finale après sa victoire sur Miomir Kecmanovic (4-6, 6-3, 6-3)

ATP Belgrade : Novak Djokovic en demi-finale après sa victoire sur Miomir Kecmanovic (4-6, 6-3, 6-3)

Novak Djokovic did it again! Once again in difficulty during the first round against a compatriot in this Belgrade 2022 tournament, the world number one found the necessary resources to win against Miomir Kecmanovic in 2h16 (4-6, 6-3, 6- 3). Qualified for the last four of the competition, the defending champion will face in the semi-final Karen Kachanov who took out Thiago Monteiro. Despite a certain delay in ignition, the Serb seemed to gain momentum throughout the game and thus continues to regain his form before Roland-Garros. The competition is warned…

3h21 against Laslo Djere, 2h16 against Miomir Kecmanovic. In total, Djokovic has already spent 5:37 on Belgrade clay in just two games. But in his two high-intensity fights, Djoko emerged victorious each time. On his land, the triple winner of the tournament in 2009, 2011 and 2021 started the meeting diesel style. Broken in the third game of the match on the first opportunity left to his opponent, Djokovic seemed borrowed both physically and technically. It’s very simple: during the 49 minutes of the first set, Djokovic did not get any break point on his opponent’s service. Quarter-finalist in Indian Wells and Miami this season, Kecmanovic showed no sign of weakness and won the first set logically (6-4).

ATP Belgrade

Close to the precipice, Djokovic dismisses Djere after a 3h21 marathon


He found the breach not to come out again

But at the start of the second round, Djokovic forced himself to regain his real potential. Endangered on his face-off, Kecmanovic erased two break points to pick up at 1-1. As in the first set, he then managed to break to lead 2-1. However, the number seven seed of the tournament could not do anything in front of the progressive domination of Djoker, more comfortable on his second ball (73% of points won against 54%). From then on, Djokovic rushed into the breach never to come out again. Sovereign in the exchange, the defending champion at Roland Garros prevented his opponent from confirming the break, then he broke to lead 5-3, service to follow. Behind, the conclusion of the set was only a formality (6-3).

Engaged in the decisive round with a public won over to his cause, Djokovic no longer left his opponent an opportunity to believe in the final victory. After a shutout full of authority to put pressure on Kecmanovic and pick up at 3-3, Djoko tightened the game with a first ball found (83%) and diabolical returns. With a winning forehand, the defending champion broke at 4-3 to let his joy explode on the court. Dominated by the master of the place, Kecmanovic could only bow to let the public cheer his champion (6-3). Djokovic is in the process of building a foolproof mind and in fact, this will no longer surprise many people. Beaten in the final of Roland-Garros 2021 after leading two sets to nothing, Stéfanos Tsitsipas can testify to this.

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