Novak didn’t only beat Gael Monfils 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-1 and reached the second round of the Australian Open but he also survived the heat on Thursday.
Novak: “It was obvious that we both suffered on the court today. Really tough conditions, brutal, especially for the first hour and a half. I knew it was going to be a big challenge for both of us. Gael is one of the best athletes in our sport. I was just hanging in there, trying to use every single opportunity that was presented. He wasn’t at his best at the end of the second and entire third set. The fourth could have gone either way. I’m not at 100% but building…I know what I’m capable of. Coming to this court is a special feeling, I’ve had wonderful memories in the past, it’s been the most successful court I’ve played on in my career.“
(via Zimbio, http://novakdjokovic.com/en/news/tennis/nole-beats-monfils-and-scorching-heat-to-reach-r3/)
Oh man Stan! exits the AO 6-2 6-1 6-4 against American Tennys Sandgren. Get that knee better soon @stanwawrinka85! #happy moving on Mr Tennys.
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Roger Federer at Australian Open, 2018.
Novak Djokovic – Gael Monfils (Head-to-Head)
Novak will face Gael Monfils in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday not before 2 PM local time (not before 4 AM CET).
🌋 Jo willy and Dennis Shapo are in a hot battle on MCA who do you think will make it through?
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