Monday, October 11, 2010
Novak Djokovic beat David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 to win the China Open title for the second time in a row.
Djokovic cruised through the first set before falling behind 4-2 in the second.
The Serb was able to get the break back at 4-3 and, two games later, claimed the match.
“I started off really well but then I lost the momentum, I kind of lost the rhythm, got him back into the match with some unforced errors,” said Djokovic.
“It wasn’t a really nice looking match from both sides. We made a lot of unforced errors, especially him. He made my life a little bit easier at the end of the second set, where, with his unforced errors, I got back into the set,” the Serb said.
Djokovic said he was pleased with his improved serve, which he says is largely responsible for the run of success he’s experienced since Wimbledon.
The playing surface—and the local cuisine— seem to suit his style of play, Djokovic said.
“There’s something special about this place.”
“This is definitely a confidence boost for me. The last two, three months … feeling much more comfortable and confident on the court, playing the aggressive game and service is working for me which is a great thing to have,” he said. “Let’s see if I can keep it up. Energy-wise, I’m fresh.”
“I had my chance there, but didn’t do it,” said Ferrer. “Maybe when I lost this game, I lost a little bit my concentration and couldn’t come back and play regular again.”