Fourth seed Novak Djokovic began his quest for a fourth tour-level title of the season in model on Wednesday, beating world no.81 Cristian Garin 6-1, 6-1 to achieve the second spherical on the Astana Open.
Recent from capturing his 89th profession title in Tel Aviv on Sunday, Novak maintained his outstanding stage in a near-perfect efficiency on his debut in Astana, Kazakhstan. The 35-year-old Belgrade native was in management from the start, discovering consistency and accuracy along with his groundstrokes to maintain Garin below strain as he capitalised on 5 from eight break factors en-route to growing his ATP H2H sequence lead in opposition to the Chilean to 3-0.
“From the begin to the tip, it was an ideal efficiency,” stated Djokovic. “Enjoying in a brand new event, totally different circumstances, the primary match isn’t straightforward. You want to see how you will adapt, however I did it completely, actually, performed in addition to I can. I simply made him work and used each alternative that was introduced to me.”
Match statistics: aces (4-1), double faults (0-0), winners (19-5), unforced errors (11-15), whole factors gained (54-25).
For a spot within the quarter-finals, Novak will meet Thirty fourth-ranked Botic Van De Zandschulp (NED). It is going to be their first profession encounter.
The Serbian star is making his debut on the ATP 500 occasion as a wild card entry.