Novak Djokovic, the man who participated in the 2011 Australian Open mission, won his second major crown and started one of the most notable seasons of the open era. In the fourth round, Novak beat Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 in 1 hour and 44 minutes in four consecutive quarterfinals in Melbourne.
Serbs lost 18 points in 13 service games, saving all three break chances to challenge their opponents on the other side of the net. Nicholas couldn’t match these numbers, suffered one break in sets 1 and 2, and lost the ground to propel Novak in the third.
At his only nasty moment in the whole match, Novak suffered a coaching breach by his words for the first time in his career. Djokovic was dissatisfied with the decision and said he should have received a sort of advance warning first, repeating that the coach said nothing to him.
Novak Djokovic suffered a coaching breach at the 2011 Australian Open.
After Nicholas’ forehand error, Novak grabbed a break in the opener’s fourth game and gained an advantage with the ace of Game 5. Serving 5-3, the Serbs fired an ace to request an opener in 31 minutes.
Djokovic broke 1-1 in the second set and wasted two more break chances in 3-1 to keep his rivals in the red for one break. World number 3 landed the ace 5-4, closing the set and approaching the finish line after 1 hour and 16 minutes.
The 2008 champion opened a third set on the break, saving two break chances on the next set and breaking the backhand cross-court winner and taking it home. World number 3 approached the finish line with the forehand winner securing another return game with a 3-0 lead and the backhand return winner placed 4-0.
Novak, who contributed to the victory in the sixth game, held at 15 and proceeded to the quarterfinals, where he played against Thomas Berdych. “I had a very good match. My serve is great and it is imperative to level up before the quarterfinals as it is today.
Encounters are becoming more difficult and unpredictable. I had a formidable opponent who was a big hit and I was able to test a few things in the game. The first four games didn’t take much time on the court, so I’m ready for the next test with Tomas Berdych or Fernando Verdasco.
I think the referee made the wrong decision. I missed the forehand and turned to the coach. I just made eye contact with him and didn’t ask for advice. It can’t help you much anyway because you have to do things yourself in court.
I don’t understand the decision because I need to be warned in advance before the official breach. This is my first coaching breach. I had never experienced it before and he should have told me before issuing the warning. ”
– Tennis Sports
“That’s not right, I didn’t do anything wrong.”
https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/Novak_Djokovic/106919/novak-djokovic-on-his-first-coaching-violation-it-s-not-right-i-did-nothing-wrong-/ “That’s not right, I didn’t do anything wrong.”