Novak Djokovic takes just 55 minutes to win season opener
Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic took just 55 minutes to notch his first win of 2019. He brushed aside Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the Qatar Open. The men's world number one player showed his intent to thrash the Bosnian. The win will give him immense confidence going into the season. Here's more.
It's fantastic to be back: Djokovic
Djokovic ended 2018 on a high and pocketed two Grand Slams. The Serbian showed no dip in form whatsoever. The win summed up his dominant display against the Bosnian world number 47. According to a report in the AFP, Djokovic said, "It's fantastic to be back and to start off the tournament like I have done makes me very confident and very happy."
'Results-wise and time-wise it did look quite comfortable'
"Results-wise and time-wise it did look quite comfortable (but) I don't think it's nice and fair to say it's easy because I have respect for Dzumhur," added the 14-time Slam champion.
Wawrinka has a sweet comeback from injury
Swiss maestro Stan Wawrinka overcame Russia's Karen Khachanov in a thriller. The three-time Grand Slam winner won 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 to get a sigh of relief against the powerful Russian. The 66th ranked Wawrinka has just returned from a serious knee injury. "Today was a great match, a great level," said Wawrinka. He had two injury-plagued seasons and could meet Djoker in the semis.