Sunday, June 23, 2024

Alcaraz produces comeback to win Riyadh Season Tennis Cup exhibition – Novak Djokovic

Carlos Alcaraz got here from a set right down to beat Novak Djokovic in Saudi Arabia.

The Spaniard triumphed 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in pre-Australian Open exhibition.

To kick off the brand new season, the world no.1 and the world no.2 confronted off within the Saudi desert for the Riyadh Season Tennis Cup.

Alcaraz broke within the opening recreation, just for Novak to answer with two breaks of his personal to take the primary set 6-4.

The Serbian star misplaced his serve once more early within the second set, and this time Alcaraz held his nerve to stage the competition.

Within the deciding third set, the 2 rivals had traded break as soon as earlier than Alcaraz sealed a decisive second break within the ninth recreation after which closed out the match.

Novak will signify Staff Serbia on the United Cup (December 29 – January 7), a blended groups occasion. He’ll staff up with Olga Danilovic.

Djokovic shall be heading to Perth, Australia, for Group E matches towards China and the Czech Republic.

Schedule of Novak’s matches in Group E:

Sunday, thirty first December (10:00 CET):
Novak Djokovic (Serbia) vs. Zhizen Zhang (China)

Tuesday, 2nd January (about 05:00 CET)
Novak Djokovic (Serbia) vs. Jiri Lehecka (Czech Republic)

Quarter-final may also happen in Perth, whereas Sydney will host the semi-final and ultimate matches.

Picture: RiyadhSeason

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