Novak Djokovic said he ‘found the right shots at the right time’ as he beat Jannik Sinner in his Miami Masters Opener.
The world number one had to battle hard in the opening set, with Sinner a constant threat, and a shock looked like it could be on the cards when the Italian teenager secured the first break of the match.
However, Djokovic is usually at his most dangerous when just broken, and he responded by quickly reeling off three successive games to take control of the set.
The second was much more comfortable for Djokovic, and he was able to close out a 6-4, 6-2 win in his first match since the Australian Open final in February.
“It feels great, also playing here in Monaco where I reside,” Djokovic said after the match.
“I have been using this club as a training base so it feels like playing at home and it was very good encounter.
“It was a great first match for me. Jannik is in form, he played the finals of Miami and has been playing well.
“I just hung in there today and found the right shots at the right time.”
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