Novak Djokovic warned rivals he is ‘feeling very well on court’ after another dominant showing at the Serbian Open.
The world number one beat fellow-Serb Miomir Kecmanovic 6-1, 6-3 on Friday to book his place in the semi-finals.
Djokovic is, in many ways, just feeling his way into tennis after tearing his abdomen at the Australian Open. Belgrade is the second tournament he has played since, with the other ending in a surprise loss to Dan Evans.
He, though, is showing plenty of signs of working his way back up to his best ahead of June’s French Open, and he made short work of his countryman.
“I think personally I’m feeling very well on court, moving well, hitting the ball well and, of course, enjoying the home court advantage,” Djokovic said.
“So I’m really excited to go out in the semi-finals on the court again tomorrow.”
Djokovic also reserved special word for compatriot Kecmanovic, who he believes can have a bright future in the game.
“There is a lot more for him to improve on with his footwork and his game — for all of us really,” Djokovic said.
“Kecmanovic definitely has the potential to go far. He has already won one tournament and I know that his goals, his ambitions, are high.”
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