Adelaide: Novak Djokovic, Vasek Pospisil Lose To Unseeded Duo In Doubles Opener

Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil lose to unseeded duo in first doubles match


Novak Djokovic lost his first official match of the 2023 season when he and Vasek Pospisil walked out of the Adelaide International doubles event. On Monday, Djokovic and Pospisil played their first doubles match at the Adelaide International.

In what was a close contest, Djokovic and Pospisil fell just short as Tomislav Brkic and Gonzalo Escobar posted a 4-6, 6-3, 10-5. Djokovic and Pospisil, good friends for many years, made their debut as a couple in Adelaide.

Unfortunately for them, they didn’t make a run.

How Djokovic, Pospisil lost to Brkic and Escobar

In the first game of the match, Djokovic and Pospisil had a break point, but Brkic and Escobar managed to save it. Djokovic and Pospisil perhaps didn’t get a break in the first game of the match, but they managed to get one in the third game.

After claiming an early break, Djokovic and Pospisil did not face a single break point in the remainder of the first set and that was how they won the opening set. Brkic and Escobar rallied in the second set by earning their first break of the match in the fourth game to take a 3-1 lead.

In the fifth game, Brkic and Escobar saved four break points to open up a 4-1 lead. Up 5-2, Brkic and Escobar held two set points on serve from Djokovic and Pospisil, but failed to convert as Djokovic and Pospisil managed to cut the deficit to 5-3.

In the ninth game, Djokovic and Pospisil had a break point but didn’t realize it when Brkic and Escobar managed to send the match into a decider. In the match tiebreaker, Djokovic and Pospisil held a 4-3 lead before Brkic and Escobar won five straight points to take an 8-4 lead.

Djokovic and Pospisil were unable to recover from that deficit, as Brkic and Escobar converted their first match point to complete a comeback. Now, Djokovic shifts his focus to the Adelaide singles event. In his first singles match in Adelaide, Djokovic plays Constant Lestienne.

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