Marko Djokovic loses in 1st round of Serbia Open

Updated: 01 May 2012 11:42 IST

With defending champion and top-ranked Novak Djokovic having pulled out of the event, his brother Marko lost in the first round to Filippo Volandri on Monday.

Marko Djokovic loses in 1st round of Serbia Open
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Belgrade:

The Djokovic family did not enjoy any success at their home tournament this year.

With defending champion and top-ranked Novak Djokovic having pulled out of the event, his brother Marko lost in the first round to Filippo Volandri on Monday.

Marko Djokovic, a wild-card entry, was broken four times and never forced a break point of his own before losing 6-3, 6-1 in one hour.

The tournament is organized by the Djokovic family, but Novak pulled out because of the recent death of his grandfather - a decision he called one of the hardest of his career.

In other first-round matches Monday, Dusan Lajovic of Serbia defeated fellow wild-card entry Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 7-5, 6-4, and Ivan Dodig used six breaks of serve to overcome Adrian Ungur of Romania 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4.

Topics : Tennis Marko Djokovic
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