Cincinnati Masters title adviser, Novak Shackles qualified for the quarterfinals of the tournament, with a prize pool of $ 6.05 million.
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The world's first rocket, exactly 90 minutes into the game, defeated 53rd player Pablo Pablo Karenca Busta by 6: 3, 6: 4.
It was their third district so far and the third victory for a Serbian tennis player. Earlier, he celebrated against Pancake of the Hand in Monte Carlo in 2014 and 2017.
Novak will also play in the quarterfinals against Frenchman Luke Puja, who was better than Russian Karen Haanov, 6: 7 (3), 6: 4, 6: 2.
Certainly the shackles were a big favorite before the start of this match, but the pitch wasn't so easy against the punch. He had considerable resistance against the defender and Wimbledon.
It was Novakov's second to me after that phenomenal win over Federer in the Wimbledon finals, and he would have said he played better than in the second round against Sam Querry because he did not allow his opponent to break through this time.
He served more securely when in awkward positions, managed to get out of the office, and it would certainly be a good preparation for what awaited him soon in the courts of Flaing Medusa.
In the first set after 2: 2 Panak got the first point in the fifth game, but then Novak burst from 12 consecutive points. With the break in the sixth game for 4: 2 came the confirmation of the same (5: 2) before Panak received the next game, but then Novak certainly served for the starting set and the lead in the match.
If this set lasted only 33 minutes, the next one would be much more exciting. Panak was racing, he was more precise and aggressive, mostly he was the one who got the points after long exchanges, but the shackles withstood all the challenges that the panic player put in front of him.
He managed to get a very long game to serve the opponent, take a 2: 1 lead, then confirm the break with 3: 1. Carreno Busta did not surrender, he shook Novak, he also had a breakthrough in the eighth game, but the champion showed class when it was the most important.
At 5: 4 he scored well, losing just one point and now in the quarterfinals of quarterback Luke Puj, whom Novak received this season in the Australian Open semifinals.
"It was much harder than the result says. Pablo is a great tennis player, good from the baseline, I had to earn every point. I'm happy with my game. Luca Puy and I have been on the ATP tour for a long time, but we haven't played many matches. One of the best matches in recent years I won against him at the Melbourne semi-finals this year. I hope I can repeat such a game. I know it's going to be fluid, I'm trying to raise the level of the game. Luke has a great tournament, there are some big names, I know he's waiting for me "Novak said in an interview on the pitch after the measure.
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