Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to reunite with Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati 2nd round

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to reunite with Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati 2nd round

To have the right to face Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters 1000, it was still necessary to pass the first. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina did it on Tuesday, easily dismissing Argentinian Tomas Martin Etcheverry (31st in the world) in two sets (6-3, 6-3) and 1h18 into the game.

The recent semi-finalist in Toronto, 23rd in the ATP rankings, did not drag to win the first round, concluded with a climb to the net (his sixth in the set, out of twelve in total for 75% success), in 37 minutes . Etcheverry had however had opportunities to take the service of the Spaniard but only converted one break point out of five when his opponent, effective, was two out of two.

After making a white break at the start of the second set, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina saw his opponent come back to score in stride but was more powerful (17 winning strokes over the whole game) to take the service twice more of the Argentinian, quarter-finalist this year at Roland-Garros but less comfortable on hard, and afford a prestigious duel in the second round.

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