Djokovic destroys Fritz in a solid start in Madrid

MADRID: Novak Djokovic Only Needed 65 Minutes To Make A Winning Start On The Madrid Open On Tuesday, Hammering Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-2 To Reach The Third Round.

The Top Seed And World Number One Broke Three Times As He Schooled The American.

Djokovic Won The Madrid Title In 2011 And 2016, He Will Be Chasing A Fourth Straight Grand Slam Trophy At Roland Garros Next Month.

Third Seed Roger Federer Caught His Clay Back After Two Full Seasons From The Surface When He Faced The Frenchman Richard Gasquet Later In The Second Round After A Bye.

Trifold Grand Slam Champion Without Sections Stan Wawrinka Started His Madrid Campaign With A 6-2, 6-3 Win Over Pierre-Hugues Herbert To Move Into The Second Round.

" It Was A Great First Match. I've Been Good On The Practice Court, Feeling Really Good, So It Was Important To Start Well Today," Wawrinka Said.

" I Hope My Game Is Going To Click Soon. I'm Patient Enough To Know That Sometimes It Takes Time," Said The Swiss Player, Who Underwent Two Knee Surgeries In August, 2017.

" I'm Playing Well And Feeling Well On The Court. I Still Have Some Big Results Inside Me So Hopefully They Can Come Sooner Than Later.

" I'm Ready To Keep Working The Right Way To Get Back In A Better Place And To Win More Matches And Hopefully Get Later In The Tournament."

Wawrinka Will Next Play Argentine Guido Pella, Who Puts Out Barcelona Finalist Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

In The Women's WTA Draw, Third Seed And Two-time Champion Simona Halep Or Romania Ended The Hopes Or Johanna Konta 7-5, 6-1 In The Second Round.

The Briton Made A Dash To Madrid On Sunday Evening After Playing The Rabat Clay Final. Konta Won The Opening Match Against Alison Riske But Could Not Match Halep, The Defending French Open Champion.

" I Feel Good Every Time When I Come To Madrid And I'm Happy To Be Back And Winning Matches," Halep Said.

" It Was A Good Match. Both Played Very Well And, In The End, I Was A Bit Stronger Mentally And I Found A Rhythm."

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