Djokovic through to Italian Open third round | Tennis News

ROME: Novak Djokovic obtained off to a successful begin on the Italian Open on Wednesday, advancing to the third spherical of the clay-court match in his first match since his US Open disqualification earlier this month.
The world primary, the recipient of a primary spherical bye in Rome, eased previous Italian wild card entry Salvatore Caruso 6-3, 6-2 on the Foro Italico.
4-time Rome winner Djokovic will subsequent play both fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic or Italian qualifier Marco Cecchinato for a spot within the quarter-finals.
Djokovic was unbeaten in 2020 earlier than his dramatic final 16 default in New York on September 6 after he accidently struck a line choose with a ball hit in frustration.
9-time Rome winner Rafael Nadal will make his return to competitors afterward Wednesday after a six-month hiatus linked to the coronavirus pandemic.
The quantity two seed performs fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno, a latest semi-finalist of the US Open, for a spot within the third spherical.
Sixth seeded Belgian David Goffin misplaced his second spherical match 6-2, 6-2 to Croatia’s Marin Cilic within the last tune-up for the French Open in Roland Garros from September 27.

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