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    Brkic/Escobar Oust Djokovic/Pospisil In Adelaide | ATP Tour

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    Vasek Pospisil and Novak Djokovic fall to Tomislav Brkic and Gonzalo Escobar in a Match Tie-break on Monday in Adelaide.


    Unseeded duo clutch underneath stress on packed Showcourt 1

    The primary match of the season for Tomislav Brkic and Gonzalo Escobar will definitely be a memorable one. The unseeded duo eradicated Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 to succeed in the second spherical of the Adelaide Worldwide 1.

    The standing-room-only crowd backed Djokovic, with a number of followers waving Serbian flags and inspiring the No. 1 participant within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. However Brkic and Escobar remained calm underneath stress, saving six of the seven break factors they confronted of their one-hour, 29-minute victory.

    Djokovic and Pospisil had their share of excessive moments within the conflict, together with a powerful volleying show early within the second set, which led to a workforce chest bump. However they fell behind early within the Match Tie-break and by no means recovered.

    This was Djokovic’s first doubles match since final yr’s Laver Cup, the place he partnered Matteo Berrettini previous Alex de Minaur and Jack Sock. The World No. 1 will now flip his focus to his first singles match of the yr in opposition to Frenchman Fixed Lestienne.

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