Djokovic Needs 3 In Doha, Wawrinka Wins Again
by Staff | January 2nd, 2019, 8:35 pm
  • No Comments

Novak Djokovic upped his mark to 37-3 in last 40, but he had to do it the hard way today in Doha.

The 2-time champions dropped the first set to Hungarian Marton Fucsovics before getting on top of the Hungarian for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win.

“He was a better player for two sets and, no doubt, I managed to break his resistance towards the end of the second set,” said Djokovic who improved to 14-1 at the event. “I just think he dropped his level a little bit, and I managed to get on top of him.

“He did surprise me with his level. It was very high throughout the two sets. I must say that he was the one that was dictating the play. He was really great in defense. [He had] a very good serve, had great tactics, and he managed to get very close to the win.”

Next for Novak in the quarterfinals is Nikoloz Basilashvili who eliminated 2018 finalist Andrey Rublev.

2008 finalist Stan Wawrinka also continued to shine in the new year, beating Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-6(3). He now meet No. 7 seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

Tomas Berdych was also a winner beating Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 along with

THURSDAY DOHA SCHEDULE
Center Court 3:30 Pm
QF Stan Wawrinka v 7 Roberto Bautista Agut
Followed By
QF 1 Novak Djokovic v 5 Nikoloz Basilashvili
Followed By
QF (WC)Tomas Berdych v Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Followed By
QF Dusan Lajovic v 4 Marco Cecchinato


You Might Like:
Fit And Happy Stan Wawrinka Knocks Out Khachanov In Doha
2015 January Schedules: Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Murray
Victoria Azarenka Has Withdrawn From Doha
Sick Serena Williams Withdraws From Doha, Is This Another Grand Slam Hangover?
Djokovic Now Officially Out Of Doha: “I Still Feel The Pain”

Don't miss any tennis action, stay connected with Tennis-X

Get the FREE TX daily newsletter

Leave Your Comment [guidelines]

Top story: Pliskova Overcomes 5-1 Deficit To Stun Serena At Australian Open; Women's SF Thurs.
Most Recent story: Djokovic Gets Retirement From Nishikori, Pouille Ousts Raonic; Nadal v Tsitsipas Thurs At Australian Open