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Djokovic begins defense of Basel title with win

Djokovic begins defense of Basel title with win

Novak Djokovic made light work of his opening match at the Swiss Indoors with a 6-4, 6-2 win over big-hitting Latvian Ernests Gulbis.
The second-seeded Serb defeated Roger Federer to win the title on his debut in Basel last year, and made it six wins out of six at the tournament on Tuesday.
Djokovic will face Daniel Brands or Jarkko Nieminen in the second round, while three-time champion Federer will meet Janko Tipsarevic after the Serb saw off Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-4.
Also Tuesday, Richard Gasquet beat Yen-hsun Lu 6-3, 6-1, Santiago Giraldo of Colombia defeated Karol Beck 6-2, 6-1, and Viktor Troicki beat Michael Berrer 6-3, 6-0.


Updated : 2021-04-17 14:41 GMT+08:00