Friday, May 31, 2019

Djokovic rolls in France

Djokovic rolls in France
Djokovic rolls in France

Novak Djokovic needed only 95 minutes to beat unseeded Henri Laaksonen 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in a rather uneventful match.

But in an on-court interview afterward, the 32-year-old Serbian revealed that his 4-year-old son Stefan watched him play in person for the first time.

"He showed incredible patience to sit there for an hour and a half," Djokovic said of his son after the match on Court Suzanne Lenglen. "Usually, he's not that patient with tennis."

As for the match, the 2016 French Open champ and 15-time major winner said, "I think I served well. I used my forehand from different parts of the court really well. Solid backhand. Just two very solid matches. I didn't drop my level too much. I didn't spend too much time on the court. So all is going in the right direction."

Djokovic will next face unseeded Italian Salvatore Caruso, a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 winner over 26th-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon in the second round.

Article from Reuters