Novak Djokovic, the world’s number one tennis player, defeated Mats Moraing 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Monday to go to the quarterfinals of the Belgrade Open.
After one hour and 40 minutes on the clay court, Djokovic easily defeated world No. 253 courtesy to his crisp backhand returns.
Djokovic will meet Federico Coria in the quarterfinals in an attempt to win his 83rd championship, an opportunity he missed a month ago in his hometown when he was upset by Aslan Karatsev in the semifinals of the Serbia Open.
Belgrade will hold its second ATP 250 tournament of the year, the Serbia Open, from May 23 to 29, at the Novak Tennis Centre, just a month after the Serbia Open made its long-awaited ATP return.
At the Novak Tennis Centre, 28 singles players and 16 doubles players compete for a prize pool of 511,000 euros.