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Djokovic into Qatar quarter-finals after scare

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Novak Djokovic won through to the last eight of the Qatar Open on Wednesday, but only after surviving a huge scare from world number 36, Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning against Marton Fucsovics of Hungary in the ATP Qatar Open tennis second round match in Doha on January 2, 2019. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)

The world number one eventually triumphed 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, in a match lasting exactly two hours, twice as long as the Serb spent on court in his first round victory.

Djokovic is on course to meet Stan Wawrinka in the semi-finals in Doha after the Swiss also won again on Wednesday, beating Chile’s Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-6 (7/3).

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