Medvedev to be world number one as Djokovic falls to Vesely in straight sets

Novak Djokovic has been knocked out of the Dubai Tennis Championships, falling in straight sets 6-4 7-6(4) to Czech Republic's Jiri Vesely.Vesely, who had to battle through qualifying to reach the quarter-finals stage, beat Djokovic in one hour and 59 minutes to progress to the semis.The result means Daniil Medvedev will be the new world…

James Kilpatrick

Novak Djokovic has been knocked out of the Dubai Tennis Championships, falling in straight objects 6-4 7-6(4) to Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely.

Vesely, who had to wrestle by qualifying to attain the quarter-finals stage, beat Djokovic in a single hour and 59 minutes to development to the semis.

The consequence skill Daniil Medvedev may perhaps presumably well be the unusual world #1 from next week and Vesely believes this may perhaps be refreshing to conception a brand unusual title at the cease of the ATP rankings.

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Vesely stated on-courtroom afterwards: “After yesterday’s match I used to be joking that I didn’t are making an try to fail my document in opposition to Novak on legend of I used to be main. I on no legend anticipated to lead all all over again.

“It be big for tennis to contain any individual unusual at world #1 all all over again.

“We all know Novak neglected the Australian Birth however he’s this kind of champion. He is been world #1 for 361 weeks.

“Tennis needs unusual number ones and unusual generations coming by, I own or not it’s like minded big.”

Backed by strong Czech make stronger, Vesely took the first position as he sought a repeat of his victory over Djokovic in Monte Carlo in 2016.

In the first meeting between the 2 since then, Vesely got off to a like a flash originate, breaking the Djokovic attend in the outlet sport.

Djokovic battled reduction to stage at 2-2 however Vesely, who went after the Serb’s second attend ceaselessly, restored his shatter relieve in seventh sport and held his attend to steal the outlet position in 48 minutes.

The second position used to be equally impressive from Vesely who broke the realm #1’s attend to head 4-3 up.

Vesely’s self assurance used to be flowing and he produced a satisfying shot by his legs outdated to going 30-0 up on his service sport outdated to rescuing a shatter allege dawdle 5-3 up.

The left-hander had the chance to attend for the match however Djokovic wore his opponent all the strategy in which down to stage the rating at 5-5, changing his third shatter point of the game.

The pair went to a tie-shatter and it used to be Vesely who emerged victorious, sealing it with a crushing forehand winner.

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22/02/2022 AT 13: 02