Don't Miss

Novak Djokovic wins first match in Madrid since 2012 after beating Coric (Highlights)

Novak broke twice in the first set and once in the second to advance – 6-2, 6-4 in 78 minutes.

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches to play a forehand against Borna Coric of Croatia in their second round match during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 04, 2016 in Madrid.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 04: Novak Djokovic of Serbia stretches to play a forehand against Borna Coric of Croatia in their second round match during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 04, 2016 in Madrid. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Nole won 85 per cent of his first-serve points and was 6/7 on net approaches.

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia waves to the crowd after his straight sets victory against Borna Coric of Croatia in their second round match during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 04, 2016 in Madrid.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 04: Novak Djokovic of Serbia waves to the crowd after his straight sets victory against Borna Coric of Croatia in their second round match during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 04, 2016 in Madrid. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic of Serbian in action against Berna Coric of Croatian during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 04, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.. Photo: Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic of Serbian in action against Berna Coric of Croatian during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 04, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.. Photo: Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“It was a satisfying performance against a young player that I have never played against, somebody who is in form,” Djokovic said. “I watched his match against Almagro who won a tournament last week, and he beat him comfortably. That deserves respect. We know each other well. We’ve practiced many times. I do see myself in him a little bit. We play a similar style. He’s a great fighter. For his age, he’s quite mature and mentally tough. Today was the first official match we’ve played against each other, I’m happy with my performance. It was a fun match to be part of.”

MADRID SPAIN - MAY 04: Novak Djokovic of Serbis attends a press conference at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 04, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalez Fuentes Oscar/Corbis via Getty Images)

MADRID SPAIN – MAY 04: Novak Djokovic of Serbis attends a press conference at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 04, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalez Fuentes Oscar/Corbis via Getty Images)

source: novakdjokovic.com; gettyimages

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *