Adria Tour – Djokovic wins but neither he or Zverev advance!

After yesterday afternoons play in the night session we saw Sascha Zverev win once more but a surprise defeat by Novak Djokovic against Filip Krajinovic.

Filip has been one of the stand out performers so far in the Adria Tour and was equally as impressive in his Sunday afternoon demolition of Viktor Troicki.

Earlier on in the afternoon we saw Milojevic who came in as an alternate following Dzumhur’s withdrawal see off Dusan Lajovic who impressed on day one.

The third match of the day saw Novak Djokovic back in action against Alex Zverev to see who would top the group.

Sascha Zverev’s opening six games against Krajinovic on day one were quite messy hitting double fault after double fault as he was bageled and trailed 0-4 0-2 before going onto win.

Once again this time against Djokovic a run of errors and the defence of the world number one proved problematic as a drop shot winner from the back of the court sealed an opening set 4-0 for the Serb.

Djokovic extended his lead to five consecutive games but despite some good work from the world number one to get to deciding point Zverev made it onto the board.

Double faults were a theme for Zverev in his opening match but it was Djokovic who reeled off the first of the match and was subsequently broken in his second service game.

After holding his serve to extend his lead to 3-1 the wheels came off for Novak who was suddenly hitting error after error with Zverev camped behind the baseline and dropped the second set 1-4.

A bit of normality in the opening couple of games of the third set with Djokovic holding from deciding point to keep on track with Zverev.

An extremely lucky net cord sealed the break for Djokovic who led 3-2 and a game away from the win but the set drop in the match meant that he was out either way.

Djokovic sealed the win but it meant that neither he or Zverev would be in the final based on games won, it will be Filip Krajinovic.

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