High seed Novak Djokovic, produced a stellar show to comb apart Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-4 within the last of the ATP 250 Tel Aviv Open on Sunday and clinch his third title of the season.
Djokovic, taking part in in his first singles occasion since successful a seventh Wimbledon crown in July, launched an early assault on his opponent’s formidable function he broke Cilic within the second sport earlier than occurring to take the opener in slightly below 50 minutes.
Cilic, largely untroubled on serve all week, discovered himself below fixed stress in opposition to the Serbian’s deep returns and was damaged once more within the first sport of the second set, permitting Djokovic to grab management of the match.
The 21-times main winner didn’t relinquish that benefit as he stayed good on his personal supply to safe his 89th profession title and nineteenth victory over former U.S. Open champion Cilic in 21 conferences.
The title ought to come as a significant increase for Djokovic, who missed the U.S. Open and the North American hardcourt swing because of his choice to not get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 earlier than returning to motion on the Laver Cup crew occasion in London.
The 35-year-old’s subsequent cease is the ATP 500 Astana Open, which kicks off on Monday and can characteristic world primary Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev.