‘It was a great performance’ – Novak Djokovic effortlessly continues winning streak in Dubai
Novak Djokovic didn’t even need an hour to dismiss Phillip Kohlschreiber at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.
The world number one was once again in brutal form, dropping just four games in two sets before closing out a 6-3, 6-1 win over the veteran German.
It means he has extended his winning streak in 2020 to 14 matches, and it’s tough to see that ending any time soon.
“It was a great performance,” Djokovic said. “I enjoyed the way I played, coming out with the right focus and tactics.
“Knowing Phillip beat me 12 months ago in Indian Wells, I needed to approach this match very seriously regardless of his ranking number 80.
“He is one of the most experienced players on the tour and likes to play on the big stage, so he doesn’t like falter too much.”
Djokovic will now face Karen Khachanov, who is a another player for whom he has a great deal of respect.
“I have had some interesting battles with him. He is a great guy, a very powerful player.
“He is one of the guys who is a pretender to be a top 5 player.
“He is very dedicated, so I will be as sharp as I have been in the past two matches and start well.”
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