(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic overcame some early jitters in his first fit since his triumph at Wimbledon closing month to peer off Sam Querrey 7-Five 6-1 on the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday.
Aug 13, 2019; Mason, OH, USA; Novak Djokovic (SRB) returns a shot towards Sam Querrey (USA) throughout the Western and Southern Open tennis match at Lindner Circle of relatives Tennis Middle. Necessary Credit score: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports activities
The protecting champion and international primary fired his 15th ace on fit level to make up for his gradual get started at the solar soaked courts.
“I made 3 double faults in my opening sport and misplaced the destroy. I used to be relatively a anxious initially,” he mentioned of falling at the back of 2-Zero towards the big-serving American.
“I’m in reality satisfied to conquer a problem like this and get myself going.”
Djokovic, who defeated Roger Federer in an epic ultimate at Wimbledon, mentioned he wanted time to recuperate from the surge of feelings.
“That used to be one of the vital epic fits I’ve been part of and one of the hard one from the psychological viewpoint,” he mentioned of his five-set victory.
“So it in reality did take me a while to recharge my batteries, particularly in my head. My frame used to be advantageous.”
Swiss Stan Wawrinka overcame Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov Five-7 6-Four 7-6(Four) in a roller-coaster first-round fit.
Dimitrov clawed again from a double destroy down within the decider to degree at Five-Five and after Wawrinka broke once more, Dimitrov compelled the tiebreak.
The Swiss surged right into a Four-Zero lead however Dimitrov rallied yet again prior to Wawrinka closed out the fit with an ace.
Younger American Frances Tiafoe beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-6(7) 6-Three and Canadian Denis Shapovalov got here from at the back of to peer off Portugal’s Joao Sousa 2-6 6-Three 6-2.
Reporting by means of Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina, modifying by means of Ed Osmond