“It Was Very Important For Me”- Novak Djokovic Claims His First Victory after US Open Disqualification



World number one Novak Djokovic gets back on winning track in Rome Masters. Serbian beat host Salvatore Caruso in the straight sets after an hour and 24 minutes on court rally. After the match, Djokovic admits he was very satisfied with the performance against the Italian. 

In the first match after the US Open disqualification, Djokovic defeated World No.87 Salvatore Caruso without losing a single set(6-3, 6-2) on Wednesday. He also advanced to the round of 16 at Italian Open 2020 with a winning streak of 27-1 on the season.


After the match, Djokovic said, “It was very important for me, after what happened in New York, to start the season on clay with a victory and to feel good on the field. That was the case.”

He also added, “I had a good and solid opponent. He entered the match with great confidence, I was a little shaken because of the one in New York. But well, I kept going, I had good training. There are a few more things I have to work on. But at the moment I’m very satisfied.”

“I Played Mostly on This surface(clay)”- Djokovic

Even though Djokovic is known for his hard-court records, Serbian enjoys playing tennis in the clay courts as well. He is now 51-9 in his career at the Masters 1000 events in Rome.   

The four-time Rome Masters Champion said, “I grew up on clay, I played mostly on this surface. I like to play on clay, I enjoy competing on it. The surface is demanding, the point is built differently. I didn’t have many days to prepare, but it was enough. It was this. a good challenge.”

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While Serb is tying with the Spaniard’s record tally of 35 Masters, besides Rafael Nadal is also competing in the Rome Masters 2020. Additionally, World Number two will play compatriot Pablo Carreno Busto in his opening round match on Wednesday. 


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