Novak Djokovic passes first grass test at Eastbourne
Novak Djokovic is playing a pre-Wimbledon event for the first time since 2010 and will next face the winner from a pair of Americans, Donald Young and Jared Donaldson.Updated: Jun 28, 2017 18:30 IST
Agence France-Presse, Eastbourne
Top seed Novak Djokovic passed his first grass court test of the season on Wednesday, defeating Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals at Eastbourne.
The Serb is playing a pre-Wimbledon event for the first time since 2010 and will next face the winner from a pair of Americans, Donald Young and Jared Donaldson.
The two-time Wimbledon champion got onto court as first match after rain washed out Tuesday play - save one game in the Djokovic match - leaving organisers with a backlog to get through.
The former number one claimed his fifth victory without a defeat against Pospisil, who is now 4-22 lifetime against Top 10 opponents.
Djokovic, who will be advised by Andre Agassi at Wimbledon, is the second-highest-ranked men’s player to ever compete at the Aegon International behind then-number two Marcelo Rios in 1998.
First Published: Jun 28, 2017 18:30 IST