‘It was a pretty flawless performance’ – Novak Djokovic makes dominant start in Belgrade

World number one Novak Djokovic described his Belgrade win over Soonwoo Kwon as a ‘flawless performance.’

Djokovic suffered a shock defeat to Dan Evans in Monte-Carlo last week, but he was able to easily shrug that off with a dominant win to open his Serbia Open campaign.

He produced five breaks of serve during the match, and was able to wrap up an impressive 6-1, 6-3 win in just over an hour.

“I thought I played very well from the very beginning, except that service game that I lost at 5-2 in the second [set],” Djokovic said. “I thought it was a pretty flawless performance.

“I moved well, I was mixing up the pace quite well, making him play. I served well in the important moments, [and] overall I just felt great.”

Before the tournament Djokovic spoke of the pride at playing in front of his family and friends in his home country, and he said it certainly made for a special experience.

“It gives you an extra push, an extra motivation, energy to really give your best and leave it all out on the court,” Djokovic said.

“I think also that made me feel comfortable and confident on the court and I played really good. I’m really pleased with the quality of tennis.”

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