Djokovic Survives Shaky Start to Reach US Open Quarters

Top-seeded On Monday, Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open men’s singles by beating No. 99 seed Jenson Brooksby of the United States 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

The young American challenger Djokovic faced off against the 20-time major singles champion and came out on top, easily taking the first set.

Djokovic said of his slow start, “Jenson was pumped, he had a clear game plan, and he was executing all the shots very efficiently, and I was really on the back foot.”

Djokovic Survives Shaky Start to Reach US Open Quarters

For about a set and a half, “he was reading the play very well,” and “I didn’t have the rhythm, made a lot of unforced errors.”

In contrast, the No. 1 player in the world bounced back quickly and won the next three sets easily.

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“As I told him at the net, he has a bright future ahead of him because he is such a young and talented player.

No doubt about it, he’s a fantastic player “Following his victory, Djokovic made the following comment.

Djokovic: I’m Aware of What’s on the Line

“Look, I know what’s at stake,” Novak Djokovic said. To put it another way, “I mean, every match, every Grand Slam that I get to play at this stage of my career, there is a lot on the line.

In a matter of days, I may or may not have the chance to defend my Grand Slam title. I have a winning mentality, confidence in my abilities, and am eager to succeed.

It can’t be denied at all. So, how do you strike a balance? It’s all up to personal preference, I guess. One cannot generalise about a player pool because every individual is unique.

I don’t feel comfortable talking about the specifics of what I do on a daily basis to maintain my equilibrium and readiness.

On the other hand, there are things I do to ensure that I am ready in every way possible. Again, that’s not a sure thing because anything can happen on the court. There is a lot of pressure and high expectations.

It’s possible that you’ll be able to deal with it better than your opponent, but it’s also possible that you won’t.

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will play Nick Kyrgios in the title match after Nadal withdrew from their semifinal match due to an abdominal issue.

For the third meeting, Djokovic will face Kyrgios, and he wants to finally beat the Australian.

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Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round of the 2014 Monte-Carlo Masters after overcoming an early scare from emerging veteran Teymuraz Gabashvili and displaying his clay-court mastery in a 6-4, 6-1 victory.

In his first match, Gabashvili had shocked 28th-ranked Gilles Simon. He then went on to grab an early 2-0 lead by breaking Nadal in the first game and backing it up with a service hold in the second.