Former world no.1 Novak Djokovic has accepted a wild card into next week’s Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. It will be the Serbian’s first appearance at the ATP World Tour 500 event since 2006. The 30-year-old Belgrade native is no.6 seed and has a first round BYE.
Dominic Thiem captured his second career win over Novak Djokovic on Thursday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. The Austrian no.5 seed beat the two-time former champion 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 in their third round encounter that lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes.
Novak is no.9 seed and will open campaign against Dusan Lajovic. The Serbian star won Monte-Carlo Masters title twice, in 2013 and 2015. Last year, he suffered a quarter-final upset at the hands of David Goffin (2-6, 6-3, 5-7). This will be his 12th appearance at the Masters 1000 event (30-9 record)
Former world no.1 and six-time champion could not get past the second round of the Miami Open presented by Itaú on Friday, falling to Benoit Paire 3-6, 4-6 in 67 minutes. The match was Novak's last appearance at Crandon Park Stadium on Key Biscayne, as the tournament is relocating to Hard Rock Stadium next year
Singles draw has been made for the Miami Open presented by Itaú, the second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in 2018, taking place at Crandon Park from March 21 to April 1. Six-time titlist Novak Djokovic is no.9 seed and has a first round BYE. He will open campaign against Benoit Paire (FRA).
In his first match since the Australian Open, the five-time BNP Paribas Open champion lost to world no.109 Taro Daniel 6-7 (3), 6-4, 1-6. It was Novak's first event since medical intervention on his right elbow. The Japanese qualifier claimed the win after two hours and 30 minutes of play