One might say that Novak Djokovic regained his usual pace. After the completely unexpected failure in Monte Carlo, the Serbian player made his comeback in Madrid, eager to add one more Masters 1000 tournament to his impressive record. In the race for the final, the leader of the ATP ranking has so far played against opponents who haven’t managed to live up to his level of playing. In each of the matches he played, the Serbian thus imposed himself in two sets, without leaving the impression of doing more than necessary.

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Borna Coric and Roberto Bautista-Augut were easy victims

In the first match, Djokovic competed against Borna Coric, the young hopeful of Croatian Tennis. At the early age of 19, Coric (ATP No.40) was outrun 6-2 6-4 in two sets.

In the following match, Nole’s opponent was Roberto Bautista-Agut (ATP No.17), an extremely skilled player who somehow isn’t able to gain consecutive victories. Back in 2014, the Spaniard made it to the semifinals in Madrid, but in yesterday’s match, he downright surrendered on the home country clay. The Serbian dominated 6-2 6-1 in two flashing sets.

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His next opponents are more difficult to deal with

Starting with the quarterfinals, Djokovic competes against certain opponents who may pose a real threat to him. Just as in Roger Federer’s case, the clay court isn’t the Serbian tennis player’s best friend. It was obvious in Monte Carlo when he had some trouble adapting to the slow surface after a fabulous hard court season. Milos Raonic (11 ATP) will step up in Djokovic`s way in the quarterfinals.

Raonic surpassed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (7 ATP) in straight sets 6-4 6-4. The Canadian might be a tough opponent. He`s a skillful player who played the Australian Open semifinal in January.

After adding yesterday’s victory to his record, the Serbian player’s overall results this season includes 30 wins and only two defeats, namely the one in Monte Carlo and his abandon in Dubai due to some eye infection.

Considering that the season isn’t even halfway played, the Serbian has the opportunity of boasting some pretty exceptional results.

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