15 Apr 2021: Monte Carlo Masters: Wins for Djokovic and Nadal after return
Men's singles tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal made a smooth return to the court after the Australian Open 2021.
Djokovic and Nadal won their respective second round matches to progress at the Monte Carlo Masters.
Serbia's world number one Djokovic beat Jannik Sinner 6-4, 6-2.
Nadal tasted success against world number 87 Federico Delbonis, winning 6-1, 6-2.
Djokovic: Djokovic satisfied after beating Sinner
Djokovic said he is satisfied after a tough draw against Sinner.
"I have to be satisfied considering I think I had a tough draw for the first round, playing Sinner, who is in form, who is striking the ball very well," he said.
"I knew it was going to be a challenge. I walked into the court with the right intensity, right focus."
Fact: Djokovic to face Dan Evans next
18-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic will take on Dan Evans next, who ousted Hubert Hurkacz, Sinner's Miami conqueror, for a place in the quarter-finals. Dan Evans beat Hurkacz 6-4, 6-1.