Novak Djokovic powers into Rome quarters before declaring: ‘I am on a good trajectory’

Novak Djokovic says he is on a ‘good trajectory’ after he absolutely dominated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at the Rome Masters.

The world number one was in scintillating form against the Spaniard, earning a 6-2, 6-1 win in just 70 minutes despite being broken in his first service game.

It sets up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas, but Djokovic is more than happy with how his game is looking right now.

“I thought I played well,” Djokovic said after the match. “He started well and broke my serve in the first game.

“I made some errors, but I managed to break back right away and establish the control and consistency on the court. I think from the back of the court I was just a bit more solid than him.

“He made some unforced errors and double faults in key moments, which obviously helped me get that necessary break forward.

“I thought I played better, at least 20 or 30 per cent better, than I did against [Taylor] Fritz a few days ago. I am on a good trajectory and hopefully tomorrow will be even better.

“My next match will be against a Top 10 player, so it is going to be a battle.

“Tsitsipas won Monte-Carlo and I am obviously going to do my best to win that match.”

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