Novak” djokovic> defeated Lucas Pouille in a straight-set match in Cincinnati on Friday. The Serbian player prevailed 7-6 6-1 and speaking in an on court interview he said: “I thought he played really well throughout the first set.
We both held our service games quite comfortably until the tie-break and then I just stayed in there, very focussed, didn’t drop my level. He did. [He] double faulted and missed a couple of forehands and obviously that cost him the tie-break.
The beginning of the second set I knew it was very important to try to break his serve right away and get into an advantage, which I did. I managed to finish off the match really well.” Djokovic had his elbow checked as he felt some pain.
Speaking of his physical condition, the Serb added: “I had some tightness, especially on my serve, and managed to finish the match which is great but the pain is there so hopefully I’ll have no pain tomorrow. I’m going to see right now after the match, so hopefully will be fine for tomorrow.”
Djokovic’s next opponent Daniil Medvedev was asked if he has some superstitions in order to keep winning: “I have some small things, but I should say, for example — I don’t know, let’s say, what can it be? If I don’t take the ball with which I just served an ace, doesn’t mean I will lose the next point. I don’t really believe in superstitions, but I try to keep the routine going.”