Novak Djokovic acquired his campaign to win a fourth U.S. Open, and 18th Grand Slam title total, off to a flying begin on Monday by beating Damir Dzumhur six-one six-four six-one to advance to the 2nd round.
Djokovic broke Dzumhur’s serve for a seventh time to seal the win in the 1st evening match on Arthur Ashe Stadium court, which, due to COVID-19, was missing the 1000’s of rowdy New York tennis followers that typically flock to Queens every single yr.
Dzumhur, who hails from Bosnia and Herzegovina, had no reply to the globe amount one’s blistering serve and stout defense in a match that lasted just beneath two hrs.
The 28-yr-outdated did not make it effortless on himself, committing 41 unforced mistakes and eight double faults to fall to -three lifetime towards Djokovic.
With the win the Serbian, who won his fourth title of the yr at the Western & Southern Open on Saturday, enhanced to 24- on the season.
Subsequent up for Djokovic is a 2nd-round meeting with Briton Kyle Edmund, who defeated Alexander Bublik in 4 sets earlier in the day. Djokovic holds a five-one benefit in their head-to-head meetings.
With the two other members of the sport’s Massive 3 – Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal – not enjoying at the tournament, Djokovic is a hefty favourite to hoist the trophy and pull inside of 1 Grand Slam title of Nadal (19) and two of Federer (twenty).