World No. 2 Novak Djokovic is in prime form at the US Open. Today, the Serb sqaushed Juliean Benneteau 63, 62, 62 in the third round at the US Open.
Djokovic hasn’t lost a set all week, losing just 14 games. He has won 10 straight matches at the event and he’s won the last three Grand Slams played on hardcourts. No wonder he’s feeling so great on the hardcourts.
“I have been playing really well in US Open last five years,” Djokovic said. “My goal was to, in these seven, eight days I had off after Cincinnati final, to really try to recover, charge my batteries, work on some things in my game, and come out strong from the start. That’s what I’ve done. I feel great on the court. I’m really trying to keep that up.”
Djokovic’s match today was at 11am, a little earlier than he’s been used now that he has become a premier attraction. So early, in fact, that he joked he had to shave last night.
“I haven’t played the first match of the day session for a long time, so it’s not that easy,” he said. “Not always the morning person, to be honest. You try to go to bed early and try to wake up early and get your body moving obviously. As I said, you know, I wanted to start very sharp from the first point, and I’ve done that.”
Djokovic moves on to play Roger Federer’s countryman Stanislas Wawrinka Tuesday afternoon in the fourth round at the US Open.
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