ATP Mallorca: Novak Djokovic, Carlos Gomez-Herrera beat No. 3 seeds to reach final



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ATP Mallorca: Novak Djokovic, Carlos Gomez-Herrera beat No. 3 seeds to reach final

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Spaniard Carlos Gomez-Herrera have continued their strong run in Mallorca. Djokovic and Gomez-Herrera beat doublees specialists Oliver Marach and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 6-3 7-6 (4) to reach the Mallorca final.

Marach and Qureshi had the first break points of the match in the third game but Djokovic and Gomez-Herrera saved two break points. After saving two break points in the third game, Djokovic and Gomez-Herrera broke Marach and Qureshi in the sixth game to take a 2-0 lead.

Djokovic and Gomez-Herrera then held on to their serve as they realized their first set point in the ninth game. As no breaks were seen in the second set -- the set went into a tie-break -- in which Djokovic and Gomez-Herrera ralized their second match point to book a straight-set win.

Djokovic aims another title

Prior to Mallorca, Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinal and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final, respectively. “Definitely the best match that I was part of ever in Roland-Garros for me, and top three matches that I ever played in my entire career — considering quality of tennis, playing my biggest rival on the court where he has had so much success and has been the dominant force in the last 15-plus years,” Djokovic said after beating Nadal.

“And the atmosphere which was completely electric — for both players, a lot of support. Just amazing. I was very happy that there was no curfew, 11:00. I heard there was a special waiver, so they allowed the crowd to stay.

“Just one of these nights and matches that you will remember forever”. After beating Tsitsipas, Djokovic said: "I'm very proud of this achievement, being part of history of the sport I love. I couldn't be more proud.

Probably in the top 3 achievements of my career," Djokovic said, per Tennis Majors. Things looked bad for Djokovic after losing the second set but he regrouped and produced a stunning comeback. I dropped physically and mentally in the second set.

He dominated. Then I went back on the court, refreshed, like against Musetti. Then I got into his head."