Novak Djokovic beats Robredo in Dubai opener: “I cannot be happier with this performance”

Novak Djokovic, four-time former champion at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, defeated Tommy Robredo on Monday 6-1, 6-2.

The top-seeded Serb broke Robredo’s serve twice in each of the sets, having denied his opponent a single break point opportunity during the 66-minute clash.

“Playing my first match in three weeks, different conditions, I didn’t know how I would start, whether or not I would execute the game plan as I prepared myself to,” said Djokovic. “But everything went well. Very few things went wrong. I was putting constant pressure on his serve. I returned very, very well. Served solid and was aggressive from the back of the court. I cannot be happier with this performance.”

in action against  during day two of the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship at the Dubai Duty Free Stadium on February 22, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
in action against during day two of the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship at the Dubai Duty Free Stadium on February 22, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Match statistics: aces (6-2), double faults (1-3), total points won (66-41).

For a place in the quarter-final, Novak will play against Malek Jaziri of Tunisia on Wednesday. It will be their first career meeting.

source: novakdjokovic.com

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