Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Djokovic storms into French Open third round

Djokovic storms into French Open third round

Novak Djokoviccrushed Blaz Kavcic 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 to advance the third round of the French Open in Paris.

Djokovic won the first seven games to overwhelm his opponent.

Kavcic won his first game, for 1-1 in the second set, and got a huge cheer from the crowd. That support allowed him to let his full heart out and stepped up his game.
He broke Nole for 2-1 but was broken back in the following game.

The Serb got another break to seal a 2 set to love lead and even his opponent continued to battle and saved three match-points Djokovic ended up claiming the win.

Nole hit five aces and 41 winners while Kavcic committed 21 unforced errors, 13 fewer than Djokovic.

"He was defending really well in the second and third sets, especially in the second," said Djokovic. "I gave him the opportunity to come back to the match after a perfect first set, first seven games. Of course I didn't underestimate my opponent today. I expected him to fight. I expected him to come back. He didn't have anything to lose, and he showed his quality and it was a really, really great second and third set.

"I'm happy with the game overall. I think everything was working really well. I'm feeling better and better every match."

Djokovic will next play Nicolas Devilder, who defeated Michael Berrer 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-2 in two hours and 16 minutes.

"I'm very happy to advance to the third round because obviously this is the first time in a Grand Slam," said Devilder. "So being able to experience this after three difficult years with many injuries, obviously that's very nice. I'm very happy. I'm going to play Djokovic in the next round. Well, what better could I have wished for?"

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