Novak Djokovic advances to the fourth round of the US Open in ruthless manner
Novak Djokovic defeated Julien Benneteau ruthlessly to move onto the fourth round of US Open. The Serbian needed only one hour and 37 minutes to defeat Julien Benneteau in straight sets on Sunday.
For sixth straight year nothing has stopped Novak Djokovic going deep in the US Open. Novak Djokovic didn’t face a single break point as he grabbed a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Julien Benneteau.
Novak Djokovic performed as a warm-up act at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, where Andy Roddick was going play against Italy’s Fabio Fognini in what might be the last match of his career. American, who will announce his retirement after the US Open, is expected to win against Fabio Fognini.
“It’s going to be fun,” Andy Roddick said in an interview just before the match. “It’s a fine line between trying to enjoy it and going out and trying to win it.”
Andy Roddick undoubtedly had his fingers crossed for an easy ride, although he desires to go out with a bang at US Open. In reality, Andy Roddick has little chance of winning the US Open. Nonetheless, there is nothing wrong in dreaming.
If dreaming is what Andy Roddick is doing then he must dreaming about playing like Novak Djokovic. The world number two lost a break point in the opening game of the tournament to Paolo Lorenzi, but hasn’t lost one since.
“Obviously, the serve is something I’ve wanted to improve the last 15 months or so,” Novak Djokovic said. “I wanted to get more free points on the first serve. Today, it was working very well.”
Novak Djokovic ended the day with 13 aces and a top service speed of 128 mph. Novak Djokovic told reporters that he disliked concentrating and performing well during the early parts of the tournaments, but the US Open was an exception. Novak Djokovic explained that he wanted to give himself a strong start in the tournament.
“Usually, I don’t like to play the first matches, but it was important for me to start off very strong,” he said. “I had to come out concentrated and committed to playing very well.”