Djokovic is out of the Australian Open
Australian Open six times champion Novak Djokovic dropped out of the Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne. The former No. 1 in the world, placed under No. 14 in the chart, bowed his head to young South Korean talent Hugh Chung with 6:7 (4), 5:7, 6:7 (3) at the 1/8-finals. The winner of the 12th Grand Slam titles has missed his most successful tournament after more than three hours of Battle of the Row Layer Arina. 21-year-old Chung became the first Korean tennis player to reach the 1/4-finals of a Grand Slam tournament. In the third round, Huan Chung eliminated the number 4 Alexander Zverev (Germany).
The South Korean player started swirling with two consecutive breaks and led 4-0 in the first set. However, Djokovic refused to fight for the part and returned one of the breakthroughs, reducing the lead of his opponent to 3:4. Chung ended the Serb series and led 5:3, and at 5:4 he served for the set. However, Djokovic made a break, and shortly thereafter, for the first time since the start of the game, he went ahead in the score at 6:5. Chung was good at the tiebreak and made the first mini-break in him - for 3:2 after another Nole`s double error. The Serb immediately returned the mini-break, but then lost two consecutive points on their serve, and Chung was close to winning the set at 6:3. With a remarkable rally in his own style, the Serb reflected the first set, but the second was made by Chung and the 58th in the rankings Asian fought for the first set of marathon, which lasted for 1 hour and 10 minutes. After the end of the first set on the court a physiotherapist who was summoned by Djokovic came in because the Serb had problems with his right elbow. It is because of elbow injury that the former No. 1 in the world missed the second half of last season. The two of them played a very long first game in the second part, in which the serving Chung rescued 4 breaks and retained his foot. Immediately afterwards, Chung broke through and then solidified it with zero to lead 3:0. Shortly after, Chung`s advance was 4:1, but in the seventh game, 30-year-old Nole returned the breakthrough. At 5:6, the winner of the 12th Grand Slam titles served to set up the tiebreak set but did not resist a new break that ended the chunk, and Chung came close to the big win. The third set started optimistically for Djokovic, who won his opponent in the first game. However, there was a drop in Nole, which made two consecutive breaks and seemed close to defeat at 1:3. In the fifth game, the Serb had two consecutive breakdowns at 15:40, but the Korean guy replied. Then there was a splendid point played by Noll, which the Serb won with a brilliant game on the net, and this brought a new breakthrough to Djokovic. With a splendid winner from backhand Chung reflected it, but Djokovic continued to fight and eventually managed to break the breakthrough.
Djokovic equalized for 3:3, then pressed his opponent in the seventh game, but Chung slipped out, leading 4:3. The next game was Djokovic`s turn to save a tough game via record of football picks
in which his rival had a breakpoint. The Serb did not look good and was obviously tortured by physical problems but did not stop fighting and the set had to end with a tiebreak. In it, Chung started very strongly, and after two consecutive mini-breaks led 3:0. Djokovic, for example
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