Published: Tue, January 01, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Djokovic rallies to dethrone Anderson in Abu Dhabi

Djokovic rallies to dethrone Anderson in Abu Dhabi

The Russian had been due to play Rafael Nadal in a play-off for third place, but that had been cancelled after the Spaniard had withdrawn from the event on Friday night to rest following his semi-final loss to Kevin Anderson.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the trophy after he beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the final match of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on December 29.

And it turned out to be a tensed affair, with Djokovic rallying from one set down to prevail 4-6 7-5 7-5 over the reigning Wimbledon finalist to emerge victorious after battling out for nearly two hours and 30 minutes.

Khachanov said of that setback: "I had a few chances opportunities in the first few games, there was a few times it was 0-30 on his serve. I had one of the best match points I have ever had and I worked hard for the win." .

It took World No.1 Djokovic two hours and 14 minutes to prevail over sixth-ranked Anderson in the exhibition tourney here on Saturday, where the Serbian strung together three straight titles in 2011-2013, reports Efe.

Citigroup: iPhone sales are still down - to cut down production
This price may go down to $1000 Dollars once Foxconn starts making iPhones in India. No doubt, Apple is seeing a decline in its overall sales volumes across the world.

"I will not play. I have to accept it, but I'm working for the best". "I am more or less satisfied with how the body held", he said. "We had some nice and exciting rallies with powerful shots", said Khachanov, who will start the 2019 ATP-Tour in Doha next week. Had a few in-roads in his serve game, but couldn't afford to lose my serve games, added the South African.

Rafael Nadal will hit the practice court at the Queensland Tennis Centre later today as he looks to build an Australian Open preparation. And this is what you want to see in sport - young players showing their courage and stepping up.

The 31-year-old Serb is now six Majors behind Federer and three adrift of Rafael Nadal, but is likely to keep up the pressure on his rivals this upcoming season considering how he recaptured his dominating form in the second half of 2018. "The season just started for me, it was a goal to be here".

"For me it's going to be a big challenge and a big ask to stay at such a high level, it's very demanding especially as a family man. It's important to be doing the steps forward, not take a step back".

Like this: