DJOKOVIC RALLIES INTO QATAR OPEN QUARTERS AFTER ONE SET DOWN

DOHA, Qatar, Novak Djokovic came back from a set down, to beat world No. 36, Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics, advancing into the Qatar Open quarterfinals, on Wednesday night.

It took the world No. 1 exactly two hours, which was twice as long as the Serb spent on court, in his first round stroll against Damir Dzumhur, where he lost just three games, to triumph 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

“For the first two sets he was the better player,” said Djokovic, two-time Qatar Open champion.

“He played really well, smart, changing up the rhythm and the pace of the ball and moving me around.

Djokovic will play fifth seed, Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarterfinals, after the Georgian beat Russia’s Andrey Rublev, the 2018 runner-up, 6-3, 6-4, also on Wednesday.

If he wins his last eight match, Djokovic is on course to meet Stan Wawrinka, in the semifinals, after the Swiss also won on Wednesday, beating Chile’s Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Wawrinka plays Spain’s Roberto Batista Agut in the quarterfinals.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK