Novak Djokovic fights to win in Belgrade

Top seed Novak Djokovic was pushed to the limit before winning a 2-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) fight over fellow Serbian Laslo Djere in the second round of the Serbian Open in Belgrade on Wednesday. .

Djokovic came within three points of losing in a second-set tiebreak before staying alive. He again lost 4-3 in the third-set tie-break before scoring four points in a row to avoid an upset in three hours and 22 minutes.

Djokovic will next meet seventh-seeded Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic, who defeated Australian John Millman 6-4, 7-6 (5). Brazil’s qualifier Thiago Monteiro defeated eighth seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia 6-4, 6-1.

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Fifth seed Carlos Alcaraz won on home soil, needing just 93 minutes to defeat South Korea’s Soonwoo Kwon 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 in the second round in Spain.

Alcaraz, 18, will next face compatriot Jaume Munar, who posted a 6-1, 6-4 win over ninth-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili. Meanwhile, No. 3 Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada advanced with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 win over Spanish wild card Carlos Taberner.

American Francis Tiafoe, seeded 13, advanced with a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win over qualifier Hugo Dellien of Bolivia. No. 8 seed Pablo Carreno Busta and No. 10 Alex de Minaur of Australia also won matches.

–Field level media

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