(London) World No.1 Novak Djokovic easily beat Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, world No.9, for his entry into the ATP Masters 2020 tournament in London on Monday, in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
In just 1:18, Djokovic started his race for a 6e Masters title, record held by the Swiss Roger Federer, world No. 5 in convalescence and largely absent from this London meeting.
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Ninth in the ATP rankings, Schwartzman takes advantage of Federer’s absence to participate for the first time in the Masters, which brings together the eight best players of the season every year. The Argentine, who had yet broken the first in this match, logically then folded against the Serbian, very serene on the London court.
In the other match of this group “Tokyo”, Daniil Medvedev faces Alexander Zverev on Monday evening for a remake of the recent Masters 1000 final in Paris, won by the Russian.
Sunday in the group “London”, the hierarchy had also been respected, Rafael Nadal (N.2) beating Andrey Rublev (N.8) 6-3, 6-4 and Dominic Thiem (N.3) overcoming Stefanos Tsitsipas (N.6) in three sets 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-3.