Novak Djokovic wins first singles match on US soil since 2021 as Cincinnati Open opponent retires

Novak Djokovic serves to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at the Western & Southern Open. CNN —

Novak Djokovic won his first singles match on American soil since 2021 as Alejandro Davidovich Fokina was forced to retire during their second-round contest at the Western & Southern Open.

Djokovic had taken the first set 6-4 on Wednesday when Davidovich Fokina, who had taken a medical timeout in the first set, retired with a back injury.He will now face another 36-year-old – Frenchman Gaël Monfils – in the third round in Cincinnati as he steps up his preparation for the US Open.“He’s playing as […]

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