"It was the best game of my life", these are the first words that Lorenzo Sonego says to the microphones of the ATP in Vienna after beating the world number one Novak Djokovic with the result of 6-2 6-1. All too easy in the first set for Sonego who takes the gifts that the Serbian gives in the first game of the match.
The Italian breaks Djokovic's serve in the first two batting rounds and flies to 4-0. Djokovic's reaction does not exist and Sonego ends the first set 6-2 without taking risks on his own shifts. A reaction worthy of the ranking number he carries on his head is expected, but Novak Djokovic, fresh from the record on the number of years closed at the top of the ATP rankings, appears tired and out of the match.
It is almost reminiscent of the one seen in the last Roland Garros final. So it will be that an unrecognizable Djokovic already has his head in the locker room, he is in a hurry to finish the match and collect the few ideas he has shown he has the field.
He loses his service for the fifth time. Below the match-point of the match.