Djokovic won again this Monday (8), defeating Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-1 and 6-2 in the first round of the Australian Open, which also recorded ratings from Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Diego Schwartzman. Has gone.
After two weeks of quarantine in the city of Adelaide, the world number one let his talent speak for itself and scored his 297th win in a Grand Slam tournament.
Djokovic won eight of his 17 Grand Slam titles at the Melbourne Park main court and, although he played less than the general audience on Monday, the Serbs felt very comfortable on the blue court.
“There is a lasting love story between me and this court,” the Serbian told applause from fans.
Thiem, on the other hand, prevailed from a weak set before defeating Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 and 6-3 to reach the second round. The Austrian, who lost in the final at the hands of Novak Djokovic last year, regained his momentum after the first set and then won without any problems.
Zverev also beat inconsistent starts and defeated American Marcos Giron 6-7 (8-10), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 and 6-2.
“In general I’m very happy to be back and succeed in the first round.”
– #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) 8 February, 2021