Novak Djokovic reaches final of Serbia Open - his first final of 2022 - 8x

Novak Djokovic reaches final of Serbia Open – his first final of 2022

Novak Djokovic reaches final of Serbia Open - his first final of 2022

Novak Djokovic defeated Karen Khachanov in the semi-finals of the 2022 Serbia Open and reached the final for the first time.

In front of the audience at his home in Belgrade he defeated the world-ranked Russian rival 4-6 6-1 6-2.

After Djokovic was ousted from Australia in January this year, the third clay event this season.

Iga Swiatek, ranked No. 1 in the women’s world, has a tough win over Liudmila Samsonova in the Stuttgart Open final.

Polish Swiatek won the three-hour semi-final 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 7-5, extended the winning streak to 22 games and maintained its fourth consecutive title win. to hope.

In Sunday’s final, she will face Aryna Sabalenka, ranked fourth in the world, from Belarus.

On Sunday, Djokovic will also face Russian Andrei Rublev, who has a master’s degree, comfortably defeating Italian Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-2.

Djokovic could not play in the Australian Open after being sent off due to the Covid 19 vaccine status.

He returned to the Dubai Tennis Championships in February but was eliminated in the quarter-finals and subsequently missed the tough U.S. court game due to a vaccine.

He lost to Alejandro Davidovich Pokina in his opening game at the Monte Carlo Masters earlier this month.

Swiatek battles to keep run going

At the end of this round, Swiatek won in 28 consecutive sets. Also, Samsonova, ranked 31st in the world, won the tiebreaker in the first set.

The 20-year-old Swiatek has won titles in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami during her winning streak. She is at the top of the table following the retirement of Ashley Barty. However, she is as close as anyone to defeating the 23-year-old rival. Competing in recent months.

After the duo had four timeouts at the start of the decision, the 2020 French Open champion was under pressure for a decisive 5-4 submission before smashing a game and scoring his first point in the next game.

In the first semi-final she met Sabalenka, who defeated the world-ranked Spaniard, Paula Badosa, 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

Last update: : May 7, 2022

Category: Tennis