Djokovic Warming Up Down Under Amidst Australian Bushfires

Tweet Novak Djokovic progressed into the second round of the Australian Open, with the only weather causing disruption on day one being rain, not smoke. The reigning champion won in the Rod Laver Arena in four sets, 7-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 which made his record at this grand slam a staggering 69 wins and only eight losses. Djokovic took the first set 7-6 in a 7-5 tie-break. However, this does not tell the story of the set.  The world number two went 5-2 up originally before Jan-Lennard Struff broke back…

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Novak Djokovic edges Jan-Lennard Struff in Australian Open first round

Tweet Novak Djokovic recovered from a nervy third set to progress from the opening round at the Australian Open, 7-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1, against Jan-Lennard Struff, but concerns over the air quality dominated the day’s headlines after several earlier fixtures were cancelled as smog and rain plagued day one. The off-court crisis of the Australian bush fires have dominated talk around the event with major concerns over the safety of players at the tournament. From the retirement of Dalilia Jakupovic who was assisted off court due to the ‘unhealthy’ air…

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