Djokovic Drops Just Three Games In Double-Bagel Mannarino Win

Djokovic Drops Just Three Games In Double-Bagel Mannarino Win, At the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic equaled Roger Federer’s record by winning spectacularly and making it to his 58th Grand Slam quarterfinal.

When the world number one defeated Adrian Mannarino in the first 13 games of the tournament, it seemed that he may become the first player to record a “triple bagel” triumph.

Djokovic Drops Just Three Games In Double-Bagel Mannarino Win

In The Second Game Of The Third Set

In the second game of the third set, the Frenchman appeared incredibly relieved to finally break through, but Djokovic—who was competing in his 73rd major tournament—pulled away a 6-0 6-0 6-3 triumph.

After battling illness to start the tournament and making it through two exhausting sets, Djokovic suddenly looked in impressive shape, though he was occasionally agitated by the crowd.

The Serbian remarked afterward, “The best sets I’ve played in a while.” “The tension in the stadium was building so much that I wanted to lose that game in the third set.” I had to put that behind me and concentrate again on what I needed to do to win the match.

“I did a great job serving. When it was my responsibility to initiate the first serve, I did. Overall, excellent performance.”I’m really happy with the way things have been going the past couple of days, both health-wise and in terms of tennis.”Next up for Djokovic is 12th seed Taylor Fritz, who upset last year’s runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas in a historic win.

Fritz Had A 0-11 Record Against The Top-10 Players

Fritz had an 0-11 record against the top-10 players at major slams going into the match, but he won 7-6 (3) 5-7 6-3 6-3 to advance to the Melbourne quarterfinals for the first time.

Having lost all eight of his prior matches with Djokovic—including a heartbreaking five-set loss in the third round three years ago when the Serbian injured his abdomen mid-match—he will need to pull off another first if he hopes to advance.

Fritz exclaimed, “I’m really happy,” after his performance. I felt like I performed pretty well from beginning to end. In particular, I’m pleased with how I completed it. I switched it on during the final three games of the match; I felt as though I was in a trance.

Fourth seed Jannik Sinner, who defeated last year’s semifinalist Karen Khachanov 6-4 7-5 6-3, is still seen as Djokovic’s greatest threat in the top half. Sinner has won six straight sets.

The Italian will face fifth seed Andrey Rublev in the round of eight. Rublev defeated tenth seed Alex De Minaur to ruin hopes of a home winner for another year.

Pushbacked by fiancée Katie Boulter, De Minaur surged ahead two sets to one, but Rublev, who is winless in slam quarterfinals, rallied for a 6-4 6-7 (5) 6-7 (4) 6-3 6-0 victory.

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