US Open 2015: Novak Djokovic advances to quarterfinals

Praveen / 07 September 2015

Novak Djokovic advances to the quarter-final of the US Open after defeating the Spaniard Bautista Agut in four sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Novak Djokovic after not dropping a single set thus far managed to drop one after being pushed in the second set where Bautista Agut claimed the second set 6-4. Earlier Djokovic took the first set 6-3. A slight dip in concentration saw Djokovic losing the second set which further annoyed Djokovic. Quite typically it resulted in Djokovic breaking his racquet and was further given warning by the chair umpire.

The Serb’s serve wasn’t mighty impressive with his serve as he maintained just 61% of the first serve and fired down 8 aces. Djokovic won 69% of his net points while Bautista won 70%. Both the players converted 50% of their break points, but Djokovic converted 7 out of 14 break points which were good enough to seal a spot in the quarterfinals. The world no.1 hit 41 winners and quite surprisingly he also made 37 unforced errors which was very unlike Novak Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic is slated to face the Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the quarter-finals which begin on Tuesday.

Match statistics:

N. Djokovic

 

R. Bautista Agut

8

Aces

3

2

Double faults

2

61%

First serve in

59%

31/45

Net points won

19/27

7/14

Break points won

4/8

42

Winners

34

37

Unforced errors

28

 

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