French Open 2023: Novak Djokovic begins his 23rd Slam quest with win over Aleksandar Kovacevic
French Open 2023: 22-time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic started his quest for a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam singles title with a…
French Open 2023: 22-time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic started his quest for a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam singles title with a solid three-set win over Aleksandar Kovacevic. Djokovic didn’t even need to break a sweat in the first two sets but was challenged by the American in the third set, as he took the Serb to a tiebreaker. The two-time Roland Garros champion reached the second round with a score of 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) as the 24-year-old showed his lack of experience in the 3rd set tiebreaker. Follow French Open 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN
Novak Djokovic has won his opening match at the French Open in style.
Serving and returning well ✅
Moving fast and effortlessly ✅
Clean and powerful ball striking ✅
Tennis fans around the world are happy ✅
He’s back. pic.twitter.com/N8Mrr0ZTPn
— Danny 🐊 (@DjokovicFan_) May 29, 2023
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Djokovic ended the contest with a sizzling service return on his first match point and will face Hungarian journeyman Marton Fucsovics for a place in the third round.
Djokovic on starting his record 23rd Grand Slam quest at French Open 2023
“It’s always a pleasure to come back here, one of the best tournaments in the world,” said Djokovic, who made his Roland Garros debut in 2005.
“I’m very motivated to go far here, all the way I hope.”
Djokovic did not have an ideal build-up to the clay-court Grand Slam, losing early in Monte Carlo and Banja Luka, missing the Madrid Masters, and being eliminated in the last eight in Rome, but he looked in good form in windy conditions.
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