Adelaide International comes to a new turn where the World Number 1 has been shown the way off the tournament by the unpredictable pair of Tomislav Brkic and Gonzalo Escobar. Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil are out of the event after losing 4-6, 6-3, and 10-5 to Brkic and Escobar.
Fans and crowd were backing Djokovic and Pospisil for a sure win, unaware of the calmness that their opponent had despite seeing the first game go against their side.
Both were able to save 6 out of 7 break points to clinch the victory in the 1-hour and 29-minutes event. The second set even looked good for the World Number 1 when he and Pospisil showcased an impressive volleying display. The tides turned in the Match tiebreak which they could never recover.
Djokovic is now tasked to face Constant Lestienne in the Singles category. Some of the tennis betting sites still favor Djokovic for all the achievements that he has earned over the years.
Djokovic/Pospisil had 2 double faults with 62% first serve and 73% win on the first serve. Neither pair could land a tiebreak. Brkic/Escobar had an equal first serve with an 80% win on the first serve and a 62% win on the second serve against 72% for Djokovic/Pospisil. Brkic/Escobar registered 62 points against 57 by their competitors.
A loss in the Men’s Double category comes as a shock. Djokovic was returning to the category after last year’s Laver Cup, where he was teamed up with Matteo Berrettini.
Round of 32 did not just see Brkic and Pospisil win their best. It also experienced Rublev/Khachanov clinching a remarkable victory over Martin/Chardy. The final tally read 6-3, 3-6, and 8-10. Martin/Chardy had 60% of the first serve.
A total of two events stand canceled in the round of 32. These are Mielder/Erler vs. Cachin/Galan and Korda/Shapovalov/Cacic.
Djokovic goes against Lestienne on January 03, 2023. Cachin will take on Khachanov in Court 3 simultaneously.
Another Men’s Double remarkable event turned out to be Shapovalov/Korda vs. Daniel/Nishioka, where Shapovalov/Korda took a convenient win of 6-3 and 6-4 with total points of 61 against 49 scored by Daniel/Nishioka.
Shapovalov/Korda have won 12 games with 5 consecutive to their names and 8 maximum points in a row. Daniel/Nishioka, who registered 2 double faults, have 7 wins in their registers with a maximum of 3 consecutive victories. The duo has won 6 points in a row, with that being the maximum number.
Head over to the Women’s Double category, where Christian/Santamaria have replicated Shapovalov/Korda’s gameplay with the final tally of 6-3 and 6-4. Other games cannot be missed as well. Sabalenka/Marozava’s 4-6, 6-4, and 10-8 wins can be played again and again. Adelaide International 1, which began on December 30, 2022, is scheduled to conclude on January 08, 2023.