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Novak makes speedy get started, breezes into the second one spherical in New York – Novak Djokovic

3-time champion Novak Djokovic made a rapid get started on the US Open on Monday, the place he moved previous Frenchman Alexandre Muller 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 to succeed in the second one spherical.

The fit on Arthur Ashe Stadium lasted one hour and 34 mins.

Novak broke seven occasions from 12 alternatives and suffered one ruin of serve, having received 84% of issues on his first serve. He used to be 20/23 on web approaches (87%).

“The primary set I began vastly neatly off the field,” stated Djokovic in his on-court interview. “We began slightly past due. There used to be a rite between fits and I knew that we would have a past due get started, however however I used to be excited to come back out at the courtroom. It’s been a few years, and to come back out right here in entrance of you guys is at all times an honour and a excitement right here on Arthur Ashe.”

Final 12 months, Nole didn’t take part in america Open as a result of vaccination standing.

Fit statistics: aces (6-4), double faults (5-4), winners (32-11), unforced mistakes (23-17), overall issues received (77-50).

Novak will subsequent play in opposition to global no.76 Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain. It is going to be their first occupation assembly.

Djokovic is assured his go back to International no.1 within the ATP Ratings after america Open, on Monday, Sept. 11.

Photograph: Profimedia



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