Novak Djokovic wins on home soil ahead of French Open

Novak Djokovic loved success at his personal tennis centre when he received the Belgrade Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Slovakian Alex Molcan in Saturday’s last however his efficiency left so much to be desired ahead of the French Open.

World primary Djokovic acquired a standing ovation from the home crowd by the Danube river within the Serbian capital after an erratic show in opposition to world quantity 255 Molcan, who battled by from the qualifying rounds.

It was Djokovic’s first triumph since he clinched his 18th main on the Australian Open in February.

Since then, he has endured patchy claycourt season, together with a final 16 exit on the Monte Carlo Masters.

Djokovic additionally misplaced to Russian Aslan Karatsev within the Serbia Open semi-finals earlier than being defeated by Rafael Nadal within the Rome Masters last and his show in opposition to Molcan was at occasions unconvincing.

However Djokovic struck a cheerful determine as he lifted the trophy.

“I need to thank everybody who turned up and made this a memorable day, I’ve to confess that half of my thoughts is already in Paris,” Djokovic stated in a courtside interview.

“It was a straightforward resolution to enter this event, I by no means had any seconds ideas and I’m delighted that we got here by so magnificently with this occasion.

“I’m aiming for the title at Roland Garros.”

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