Novak Djokovic, the world number one tennis player, continued his winning streak at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday with a straight-sets victory over Michael Vrbensky Machac.
Djokovic, who is seeking his sixth Dubai title, dominated the match from start to finish, winning 6-2, 6-2 in just over an hour. The victory extends Djokovic’s winning streak to 14 matches, dating back to his triumph at the Australian Open last month.
The Serbian star was in control throughout the match, breaking Machac’s serve early in each set and never allowing his opponent to mount a serious challenge. Djokovic’s strong serve and precision groundstrokes proved too much for Machac, a 22-year-old Czech player who was making his debut in the Dubai tournament.
With the win, Djokovic advances to the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships, where he will face the winner of the match between Jannik Sinner and Nikoloz Basilashvili. Djokovic is seeking his fifth ATP Tour title of the year, having already won events in Melbourne, Belgrade, and Paris.
The Dubai Championships, one of the biggest tournaments on the ATP Tour calendar, features some of the world’s top players, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic, who has won the event five times in the past, is the favorite to win this year’s tournament.
The victory over Machac was Djokovic’s 31st win in 33 matches this season, further solidifying his status as the top player in men’s tennis. The 34-year-old Serbian star is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, with 20 Grand Slam titles to his name.