Djokovic Eases Through To Third Round Of The US Open

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Novak Djokovic cruised past Spaniard, Bernabe Zapata Miralles to reach the third round of the US Open. The Serbian, chasing a historic 24th Grand Slam title, dropped just six games in a 6-4 6-1 6-1 victory.

Being More accustomed to the bright lights of the New York night session, the 36-year-old instead absorbed the muggy afternoon heat, firing off 35 winners while overcoming early inaccuracy on his first serve to eventually break his opponent down.

During his on-court interview, Djokovic was asked who would win a match between himself of present day and himself of 10 years ago. He said: “Easy, no problems, straight sets win for the 36-year-old! I don’t want to play myself. I don’t; but I do. Every single match I play myself the most in my mind. If I win this battle I win on the court.”

He continued by explaining what he has learned over the last decade. “I want to say experience, understanding what needs to be done in important moments, preserving energy and focusing on present moment,” he said. “I’m still moving well for an old fella!”

Djokovic is already assured of retaking the world No 1 spot when the rankings are updated after the tournament after winning his opening match. He will take on fellow Serb Laslo Djere on Friday after the world No 38 made quick work of Frenchman Hugo Gaston 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 to advance.

 

 

 

 

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