With the victory against Borna Coric in the second round of the ATP 500 in Vienna, Novak Djokovic virtually blinds the top of the ATP ranking until the end of the season for the sixth time in his career, like Pete Sampras.
It would be official if the Vienna tournament wins it or if Rafa Nadal doesn't play Sofia's ATP 250 with a wild card. However, returning from the efforts against compatriot Filip Krajinovic, Nole won a good match, with Coric who resisted especially in the first set.
Djokovic, at the same time, fails to break through regularly from the baseline or even to defend all the service shifts in order. Needless to say, he found himself forced to cancel three break points between 4-4 and 5-5, but above all to cancel a total of four set points during an absolutely crazy tie break.
Having overcome the obstacle, as in the vast majority of cases, the number one in the world completely eliminates unforced errors from the project, and with a poor performance of particular smudges (which he embellishes with two breaks) he closes with a very rocky 7-6 (9) 6-4 on the shoulders after just under two hours of play.
Lorenzo Sonego or Hubert Hurkacz could be waiting for the world number one in the quarterfinals. Below the match point won by Novak Djokovic against Borna Coric.