Novak Djokovic received a needed boost of confidence on Saturday when he captured the Aegon International Eastbourne title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Frenchman Gael Monfils.
“Obviously it feels right, looking back on the decision-making process and whether or not I should come here, now it feels like it was a good decision,” said the Serb after capturing his second title of 2017, and first since January. “But also a few days ago it felt right because I had a lot of time spent on the court, some good match play.”
Djokovic wasted no time in the final, breaking serve in the opening game, and saved all three break points he face in the contest.
Monfils fell to 0-14 career against Djokovic.
At this point last year the Serb had won six titles, including the first two slams of the year and three Masters 1000 events. Djokovic is now 68-30 in career finals, and Monfils 6-20 after his first final of the year.
“Obviously in the first set he served very good,” Monfils said. “It was very tough to handle his first serve. I had some opportunities, and he had a bit of luck and managed it very good. I think I played a tough match.”
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