Novak Djokovic cruises to Round 1 victory over Dellien in Tokyo
The Serbian -- Novak Djokovic is chasing an unprecedented ‘Golden Slam’, should he claim an Olympics gold medal in Tokyo and win the upcoming US Open.
The Twenty-time Grand Slam champion, Novak Djokovic made quick work of Bolivia's Hugo Dellien in the first round of men's singles at the Tokyo Olympics.
The world No. 1 defeated the Bolivian Hugo Dellien after a comfortable straight-sets victory of 6-2 6-2 in an hour and three minutes.
Djokovic has now booked a second-round meeting with German International Jan-Lennard Struff.
Despite a comprehensive victory against the Bolivian, the Wimbledon champion described the match as ‘challenging’ due to the ‘brutal’ humidity in Tokyo.
“It was challenging but I’m pleased to overcome the first hurdle,”
“I think I was solid on the court. I could always do better but for a first match I’m satisfied.”
“It was the hottest day so far. Humidity is brutal. It’s certainly hot but also humid, the hard courts absorb the heat and it stays trapped in there. There was not much wind, not much breeze.” said Djokovic.
The Serbian is chasing an unprecedented ‘Golden Slam’, should he claim an Olympics gold medal in Tokyo and win the upcoming US Open.