Djokovic knocks Dimitrov out to enter fourth round of Australian Open | Tennis news

MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic continue his charge for a 10 Australian Open champion with a great 7-6(7) 6-3 6-4 win over Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov to reach the fourth round on Saturday but fear of the durability of his injured left hamstring grew.
Serbs who are eyeing a 22nd major to match Rafa Nadallooked uncertain in his movements in the rollercoaster opening set, where he started off with a break, squandered three set points 5-3 and served late before passing a tiebreak. thrilling.

A heavily constrained but more aggressive Djokovic emerged from the medical timeout and applied pressure with his relentless returns from behind, taking a 4-2 lead when the seed No. 27 Dimitrov hit the net to serve, and went on to finish the second set.
A half-hearted Djokovic could still be a struggle for most players but the fourth seed looked a little more certain of his mobility in the third set and a double break to start. helped him subdue the error-prone Dimitrov, who couldn’t come up late. .


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