World no.1 Novak Djokovic recorded a cushty 6-3, 6-3 victory over Lorenzo Musetti on return to ATP Tour in Dubai on Monday.
In his first match of the 12 months, the highest seed broke the Italian wild card as soon as within the first set and twice within the second to seal the win in a single hour and 14 minutes.
“All in all, it’s a straight-sets win, so after all I’ve to be happy with my tennis, particularly after not enjoying for two-and-a-half, three months,” Djokovic stated in his on-court interview. “There have been moments after I performed nice, there have been moments after I made a few unforced errors in a row, uncharacteristically. But it surely’s regular to anticipate that in my first match after some time. I’m glad that I managed to complete out the job tonight in straight units towards a really gifted participant from Italy who possesses a number of high quality.”
Match statistics: aces (5-3), double faults (2-2), winners (13-10), unforced errors (7-13), complete factors received (61-44).
Within the second spherical of the Dubai Responsibility Free Tennis Championships, Novak will play towards Karen Khachanov who defeated Alex de Minaur (AUS) in three units. Djokovic holds a 4-1 H2H document towards the Russian.
The 34-year-old Serbian star has lifted the trophy on the ATP 500 occasion 5 occasions (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2020).