Novak Djokovic dominated Bernabe Zapata Miralles, 6-4 6-1 6-1. As a result, he heads to the third round of the US Open. Also, bookie pay per head experts expect him to win the tournament.
In the first set, Zapata Miralles fought hard. Nonetheless, Djokovic’s class prevailed throughout the match.
According to sports news reports, Djokovic said it was tough, especially in the first set. It became easier when shadows filled the court. However, players need to deal with humidity. They could feel the heat coming from the hardcourt.
Djokovic Advanced to the Third Round of the US Open
The world No. 2 won in straight sets, but he is not satisfied with his performance. He feels this is especially true in the challenging first set.
Djokovic dominated the second and third sets, and his No. 76-ranked opponent was no match for him.
Even though he’s already won the US Open three times, the Serbian claims he still has the same drive to succeed in front of the New York fans as when he started his career.
Djokovic won the Western & Southern Open earlier this month, so he came into the event at Flushing Meadows in fine shape, even though this was his first competition in the United States since 2021 because of his lack of vaccinations.
According to the bookie pay per head blog, the 36-year-old will meet Laslo Djere, a fellow countryman, in the third round. On his way to the quarterfinals, Djere dispatched Frenchman Hugo Gaston in straight sets.
In other news, a surprise exit occurred in the early stages of the tournament when Stefanos Tsitsipas lost to Dominic Stricker in five sets. Tsitsipas is currently ranked seventh in the world, but he faced a formidable opponent in No. 128 seed Stricker.
Playing in his maiden US Open, Stricker finally won, 7-5, 6-7, 6-7, 6-3, to go to the third round of a major tournament for the first time in his career.