Novak Djokovic dominates US Open second round

Novak Djokovic dominates US Open second round

Wed August 30, 2023

Novak Djokovic, the Serbian tennis star, demonstrated his prowess at the US Open as he sailed through to the third round, overpowering Spain's Bernabé Zapata Miralles in straight sets. Djokovic, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, aims to extend his remarkable record. His commanding 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 victory indicates his strong contender status for the tournament title.

Although Zapata Miralles offered resistance during the initial set, Djokovic's exceptional skill emerged dominant in the subsequent exchanges. Djokovic acknowledged the challenging conditions during his on-court interview, highlighting the improvement in his performance as the match progressed.

Despite his decisive win, Djokovic acknowledged room for enhancement, particularly in the initial set. He praised the New York crowd and the iconic Arthur Ashe court for motivating him throughout his career, expressing his enduring hunger for victory even at 36 years old.

Djokovic's triumph follows his recent success at the Western & Southern Open. With his unvaccinated status causing a hiatus in his US appearances, Djokovic is now set to face compatriot Laslo Djere in the third round. In an early upset, Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered a five-set loss against Dominic Stricker, ranked No. 128, marking Stricker's notable debut at a Grand Slam