Djokovic forced to put up a fight against Almagro

Tennis - ATP 1000 Masters - Madrid Open - Nicolas Almagro of Spain v Novak Djokovic of Serbia - Madrid, Spain - 10/5/17 -  Djokovic in action. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
Tennis – ATP 1000 Masters – Madrid Open – Nicolas Almagro of Spain v Novak Djokovic of Serbia – Madrid, Spain – 10/5/17 – Djokovic in action.

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By Means Of Richard Martin

Novak Djokovic was made to sweat With The Aid Of Nicolas Almagro In The first suit of his Madrid Open protection however sooner or later overcame the Spaniard 6-1 Four-6, 7-5 on Wednesday to succeed in the 1/3 round.

Almagro, ranked 76, broke Djokovic Within The opening recreation however the world number two got here again with a vengeance to win six consecutive games, ending the closing with a tidy drop shot.

The Spaniard, who has never long gone beyond the quarter-finals in a grand slam, grew in self assurance Within The 2d set, alternatively, with the backing of the home enhance on the Manolo Santana courtroom and saved two spoil points prior to forcing a decider.

An upset seemed on the cards when Almagro broke Djokovic at the first try Within The 1/3 set and marched into a 3-0 lead however the Serb drew on his expertise to combat back, breaking the 31-year-outdated twice prior to serving out for the suit.

The Serbian, who not too long ago split from his lengthy-time period train Marian Vajda, is on a quest to regain his highest kind again beforehand of the French Open.

Afterward Wednesday crowd favourite and four-time winner Rafael Nadal enters the match to face Italy’s Fabio Fognini.

In The third round of the ladies’s singles Eugenie Bouchard performs Angelique Kerber of Germany, having viewed off Maria Sharapova on Monday in a thriller.⁠⁠

(Modifying With The Aid Of Richard Lough)

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