Nole moved one victory nearer to turning into the primary man since Rod Laver to assert all 4 main titles in a single season.
High seed and three-time champion Novak Djokovic moved previous qualifier Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-1 to succeed in the second spherical on the US Open on Tuesday night time.
Novak broke eight instances, twice in every set, to advance in two hours and quarter-hour on Arthur Ashe Stadium. He now holds a 76-12 W/L file in Flushing Meadows.
The 18-year-old Dane produced impressed tennis within the second set. He performed courageously and took a tie-break, however couldn’t do extra towards the decided Djokovic. The Subsequent Gen ATP star suffered from cramps within the closing two units.
“It’s robust to speak in regards to the third and fourth units as a result of he barely moved. I began nice. Performed a very, actually good first set. After that, I don’t know, I used to be 4-3 serving within the second set. All the things was working nicely, however then I simply misplaced the primary serve,” Djokovic stated. “Credit score to him for preventing. He had the group behind him. It was robust to play in my first match, though I had tones of expertise enjoying on this courtroom, for him it was the primary one. Nonetheless, you get nerves. You continue to are feeling somewhat bit rusty firstly. I’m happy with the way in which I completed the match. Once more, it was not a good battle on the courtroom along with his unlucky harm and cramping.”
Match statistics: aces (17-1), double faults (7-4), winners (55-24), unforced errors (30-26), complete factors gained (111-79).
The 34-year-old Serbian ace will subsequent face qualifier Tallon Griekspoor (ATP #121) in what shall be their first profession encounter.
The Dutch battled previous big-hitting German Jan-Lennard Struff 2-6, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Djokovic is the primary male participant in 52 years to carry the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon crowns in the identical season and shall be trying to full the primary males’s singles calendar-year Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969.
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