Tennis – US Open ’18: Novak Djokovic Into the Quarter-Finals
Novak Djokovic beat Joao Sousa 6-3 6-4 6-3 to cruise into the US Open quarter-finals, where he could meet his long-term equal Roger Federer.
2 time US Open champion, Djokovic broke twice in the principal set yet needed to recuperate from a break in the second. The 31-year-old, battled physically in the third set and went off court for a restorative time-out when he drove 2-1.
Clean sheet for @DjokerNole as he defeats J. Sousa 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the QF!
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) 3 September 2018
Be that as it may, he got the pivotal break to take a 5-3 lead before serving out the match to anchor his place in the last eight. Notwithstanding winning in straight sets, it was anything but an agreeable evening for Djokovic.
Djokovic Overcomes Intense Heat
He seemed to battle with the moistness toward the second’s end set and requested towels of ice to be set around his neck and over his head amid the changeovers.
The Serb had comparable issues in his first-round match with Marton Fucsovics – he was temperamental on his feet and requested a wiped out can to be put by his seat. Djokovic was breathing intensely in the 3rd set and motioned to the medicinal group under the steady gaze of getting treatment off court.
The Wimbledon champion has never lost a set against the Portuguese world number 68, who had achieved the fourth round of a Grand Slam out of the blue.
“When you go back home, there’s no tennis no.1 , it’s family no.1”
Great words from Novak Djokovic
— Amee (@ameesber) 3 September 2018
A Potential Match With Roger Federer?
Djokovic has achieved the semi-finals of the US Open in consistently he has contended since 2006. He will confront Federer next if the Swiss 20-time Grand Slam champion beats Australian John Millman later.
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