Novak Djokovic sets up Grigor Dimitrov clash at Queen’s Club
Novak Djokovic opened his Fever-Tree Championships campaign with a two-set win and his reward is a clash against Grigor Dimitrov.
Having accepted a wild card into the Queen’s Club event, Djokovic started his grass-court season against John Millman, but the Australian wasn’t really at the races as the Serb won 6-2, 6-1.
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He will face second-seeded Dimitrov in round two after the Bulgarian came through a tricky match against Damir Dzumhur.
The 27-year-old overcame a second-set wobble to win 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3.
“I was a bit rusty obviously and need to brush up on a few things and come back and get a bit better,” Dimitrov said during a court-side interview.
“I just want to play as many matches as possible on grass. It’s a tough field here and you have to be on the edge every single round.”
Third seed Kevin Anderson crashed out as the South African was beaten 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) by Argentine Leonardo Mayer.
Milos Raonic had an easier afternoon as Yuki Bhambri from India retired injured while the Canadian was leading 6-1, 3-1.
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