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Respect is shown for Tallon Griekspoor’s game by Novak Djokovic: massive firepower
Although defeating Tallon Griekspoor in straight sets, Novak Djokovic praised the Dutchman’s game in the aftermath. In the Dubai round of 16, top-seeded Djokovic defeated 39th-ranked Griekspoor on Wednesday with a score of 6-2, 6-3.
A third-set tie-break helped Djokovic defeat Tomas Machac the day before. “This has been a fantastic evening for me. Yesterday, I had to put in a lot of effort to win. Tonight, I believe I was sharp right out of the gate.
Compared to last night, I played tennis of a far higher caliber. Although the final three or four games of the match may not have been the greatest to conclude it, I was still able to find a strong serve. I was extremely happy with my performance and how I felt on the court, and I’m hoping tomorrow will bring better results “According to the ATP website, Djokovic stated after the game.
Griekspoor is praised by Djokovic: He plays with a lot of firepower.
He plays with a lot of firepower. Two of his favorite shots are his serve and forehand. He uses his forehand to try to dictate the points from the back of the court, and I knew I had to steal his attention “Regarding Griekspoor, Djokovic stated.
In his matchup with Griekspoor, Djokovic jumped out to a quick lead, taking the first break and the match 3-0. While Griekspoor was serving to remain in the first set in the eighth game, Djokovic secured his second break to win the match.
After winning the first set with ease, Djokovic started the second set even stronger, gaining back-to-back breaks for a 5-0 advantage. On Griekspoor’s serve, Djokovic was up 5-0 in the second set and faced two match points, but the Dutchman saved them to make it 5-1.
Djokovic was unable to serve out the match in the seventh game because Griekspoor was able to recover one break. Djokovic may not have succeeded in serving out the match on his first try, but he accomplished so flawlessly on his second try in the ninth game. Now, Djokovic leads Griekspoor 2-0 in their previous meetings.