ATP Belgrade: Novak Djokovic’s dream of home title explodes in the final against Andrey Rublev

As before against Laslo Djere, Miomir Kecmanovic and Karen Khachanov, Novak Djokovic also lost the first set in the final against Andrey Rublev. The Russian was the best player and cleared things up with two pauses.

As the game progressed, Djokovic became stronger and was more stable, especially serving. When the score was 6: 5, however, the superstar missed five (!) Set balls and had to go to the tiebreaker. However: Djokovic had the momentum on his side and equalized the set 7: 4. The second round alone lasted 78 minutes.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, born in Belgrade and now at home in Munich, missed the chance to put the next sting at the start of the third set. In the first game, Djokovic lost two break opportunities.


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Worse still, the 34-year-old lost two games in a row and fell 3-0. The preliminary decision. Rublev also won the next three games and made the tournament win perfect after 2:28 hours.

Rublev continues to diligently collect securities

Djokovic missed his fourth title in the Serbian capital. He had won the Serbia Open in 2009 and 2011, as well as the Belgrade Open there last year.

Meanwhile, champion Rublev continues to collect results. The world number eight had also won the Dubai and Marseille events this season before Belgrade.

For Djokovic, however, the wait continues for the first tournament victory of the year.

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