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Novak Djokovic beats Yannick Hanfmann to reach Geneva Open quarterfinals on his 37th birthday



GENEVA (AP) — Novak Djokovic celebrated his thirty seventh birthday on Wednesday by beating unseeded Yannick Hanfmann 6-3, 6-3 to achieve the quarterfinals on the Geneva Open.

It was the 1,a hundredth victory for the World No. 1 at ATP tournaments.

Djokovic rallied from 3-0 down within the closing set by profitable six straight video games. He transformed his second match level when Hanfmann’s forehand hit the online.

The 32-year-old German broke Djokovic within the second recreation of the set when Djokovic struggled along with his first serve.

The second-round match had earlier been suspended by rain with Djokovic making an attempt to serve out the primary set 5-3, deuce.

The document 24-time Grand Slam champion wasted a set level and needed to save 4 break factors earlier than the match was interrupted by rainfall.

He needed to save one other break level after play resumed earlier than serving out the set with an ace.

Hanfmann had eradicated Andy Murray within the first spherical 7-5, 6-2.

Djokovic obtained a wild card on the clay-court warmup occasion for the French Open.

Looking for his first title of the season, Djokovic will subsequent face both Denis Shapovalov or Tallon Griekspoor.

The Geneva Open closing is scheduled for Saturday, at some point earlier than fundamental draw play begins at Roland Garros, the place Djokovic is the defending champion.


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