02. 09. 2011. ·
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Another stunning performance by Nole!
The world no.1 clinched his 59th victory this year, ousting Argentine Carlos Berlocq 6-0, 6-0, 6-2 in 90 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium in a second-round encounter on Thursday evening.
Novak was in a great mood, showing no mercy for his opponent. Amazing, truly sensational tennis from the top seed.
The 2011 Australian Open and Wimbledon champion was off to a blistering start. He completely dominated the first two sets winning 12 games in a row making triple break in each.
The 24-year-old continued in the same rhythm in the third set. He was soon 2-0 up. We saw attractive points from both players. Berlocq managed to take two games till the end of the match, both on Nole’s serve, which brought standing ovations from the crowd. The Belgrade native won three games in a row for 6-2 and a place in the next round.
“The first two sets were ideal,” said Novak. “I could not play better. I was getting a lot of balls back, I was ending the points when I needed to. I was making a lot of winners. My serve was okay, and my return was great. I felt fantastic out on the court. There’s not much I can say when everything just seems fun and enjoyable out there.”
“I played good tennis, tried to win. On the other hand, we tried to engage the crowd. It was nice. A lot of entertainment. Long, attractive points, the through-the-leg shot and things like that. It was a really, really good third set.”
Match statistics: aces (5-2), double faults (0-6), winners (31-11), unforced errors (15-26).
Djokovic will face Nikolay Davydenko for a place in the last 16.
The world no.39 beat Italian Potito Starace 6-2, 6-4, 7-5.
Nole holds a 4-2 advantage over the Russian in head-to-heads. The Serbian star won their last match in Montreal 7-5, 6-1.