Novak beats Zandschulp to achieve quarter-finals at ATP 500 occasion – Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic recorded a 6-3, 6-1 victory towards world no. 34 Botic Van De Zandschulp on Thursday to advance into the final eight on the ATP 500 occasion in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The Belgrade native wanted simply 71 minutes to assert the win in his maiden ATP H2H assembly towards the Dutch, putting the ball simply as cleanly as he had in his spectacular first-round elimination of Cristian Garin.

Novak capitalised on 4 of his 5 probabilities. He broke as soon as within the first set, and 3 times within the second, to seal the victory.

“My serve labored very effectively once I wanted to get out of the difficulty, within the first set significantly,” stated Djokovic. “There have been some 30/30 video games, and once I broke his serve for 4-2, I confronted a break level and I got here in, and he missed that passing shot. The match was determined in these moments. Between 5-2 or 4-3 up there’s a large distinction, and I served effectively to finish the primary set. Within the second set I began to learn his serve higher and simply began swinging by means of the courtroom extra. Botic is a top quality tennis participant. I’m more than happy with the best way I performed.”

Match statistics: aces (5-2), double faults (0-3), winners (23-14), unforced errors (10-17), whole factors received (57-35).

Novak will face Karen Khachanov (6-1 H2H document) within the quarter-finals on Friday at 14.00 CET. The Russian upset ninth seed Marin Cilic (CRO) in three units 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Djokovic is making an attempt to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the fifteenth time. Due to his Wimbledon triumph this 12 months, the Serb solely wants to complete within the High 20 of the Race To Turin with the intention to qualify for the season-ending showdown, the place he’s a five-time champion. He’s presently ranked 14th within the Pepperstone ATP Stay Race To Turin.

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