Alejandro Davidovich will be Novak Djokovic’s first rival on his return to competition. The Spanish tennis player confirmed the forecasts and beat Argentine Tomás Etcheverry (6-3, 6-3) in his debut at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 in a match dominated from start to finish by Foki, who shows that his level shown in Toronto , where he reached the semifinals, continues in time and that with him he will try to make things very difficult for number two in the ATP ranking.
The meeting that measures Djokovic with Davidovich will be the star clash of the day on Wednesday in Cincinnati and represents Novak’s first match in two years in the United States, after the country has lifted the veto for foreigners not vaccinated with coronavirus, enabling their entry into the country. The Serbian has already trained for two days at the facilities of the seventh Masters 1000 of the season, where he has been received as a true idol, and after making his debut this Tuesday in doubles -with defeat-, he will try out in singles with a first duel of height against a candidate to go far in the box.
Davidovich will not be an easy opponent for Djokovic, much less, as demonstrated by the sensations shown in a match against Etcheverry in which the Spanish’s dominance led him to prevail in just 1 hour and 18 minutes of play. Foki took the lead with two breaks ahead as soon as he started, with an aggressive game from the bottom of the track and sometimes ending up in the net, and he closed the first set with 6-3 after Etcheverry managed to make up the contest with a break .
In the second set, Davidovich went ahead again with a break, soon neutralized by Etcheverry but which would find a new advantage for the Spaniard that would be definitive to close again with a 6-3 that allows the man from Malaga to be shot, but more or less less rested to try the machada on Wednesday against Djokovic.
Davidovich already knows how to beat Djokovic
Although of the four times that Novak Djokovic and Alejandro Davidovich have faced each other in a direct duel, three have gone to the Serbian’s pocket, the Spanish tennis player already knows what it is to beat a Nole without the desired shooting in a Masters competition 1000. It happened last season at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000, when Foki defeated a Djokovic who had been inactive for two months in a great close match with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 result for the man from Malaga, who would finish that tournament as finalist.
This season, Davidovich and Djokovic have already met once, in the third round of Roland Garros, where Nole, despite taking the cat overboard in three sets (7-6, 7-6, 6-2), He suffered unspeakably in the first two against a tennis player like Alejandro, who has already proven to put the man with the most Grand Slam titles in history in great difficulty.
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