Novak Djokovic has wasted no time discovering his high kind after greater than two months away.

The 88-time tour-level titlist cruised previous Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-3 on Thursday night to achieve the quarter-finals of the Tel Aviv Watergen Open.

"Incredible environment right here tonight, thanks very a lot," Djokovic mentioned in his on-court interview.

In his first match again on the Laver Cup, Djokovic carried out at a equally excessive stage in a straight-sets victory in opposition to US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe.

Djokovic broke Andujar’s serve 4 occasions and didn't face a break level to triumph after one hour and 27 minutes.

Djokovic final competed in Israel in 2006 in a Davis Cup tie when he was a teen. However the 35-year-old checked out dwelling on the indoor exhausting court docket.

"The primary match began off in an ideal manner for me. I received seven video games in a row and we had been preventing in that eighth recreation for quarter-hour I believe".

Andujar is a four-time ATP Tour titlist who reached the fourth spherical of the US Open in 2019.

Arthur Rinderknech survived on Thursday on the Tel Aviv Watergen Open to achieve the quarter-finals on the ATP 250 occasion.

The Frenchman saved one match level en path to a 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(7) win in opposition to third seed Diego Schwartzman in Israel.