In the ATP 500 in Vienna, all eyes were on world number one Novak Djokovic who returned to the field after the blow suffered by Rafa Nadal, in the final of the Roland Garros. Suddenly difficult match for the Serbian champion who played against his friend and compatriot Filip Krajinovic.
The world number thirty managed to snatch Djokovic's serve and serve for the set with a score of 5-4. But Nole recovered his service by dragging the first set to the tiebreak. Tiebreak that Krajinovic leads in the lead from the first point except to go out on the most beautiful: at the moment of serving to close the set at 6-5 he loses the bar, he facilitates the engagement of Djokovic who does not miss anything, he makes another minibreak and closes first fraction winning the tiebreak 8-6.
The second set is easier, where Djokovic breaks the serve in the second game of the match and keeps it until the end, closing the set 6-3. The other game everyone was waiting for was that of reigning champion and host Dominic Thiem who faced qualifier no.
Below the match point of the challenge.
Like he's never been away 🙌@DjokerNole comes through a tough encounter with friend & compatriot Krajinovic 7-6 6-3 to win on his Vienna return#ErsteBankOpen pic.twitter.com/ckKzOdN2po — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 27, 2020