Novak Djokovic wasted no time in defeating No. 31 Julien Benneteau on Sunday, finishing his match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 . With the win Djokovic moves into the fourth round of the US Open for the sixth straight year in a row.
If you blinked you likely missed a large chunk of the match when ended in just 1 hour, 37 minutes.
Djokovic ended the match with 13 aces and topped out his serving speed at 128 mph. Speaking of his fast hitting performance Djokovic said:
“Obviously, the serve is something I’ve wanted to improve the last 15 months or so. I wanted to get more free points on the first serve. Today, it was working very well.”
When asked about playing early in the morning the tennis star responded:
“Usually, I don’t like to play the first matches, but it was important for me to start off very strong. I had to come out concentrated and committed to playing very well.”
While focus may have been on that match for a short period of time all eyes quickly turned to Andy Roddick’s following match. Roddick announced this week that the 2012 US Open would be his last event as a professional.
Also slated to play on Sunday are Maria Sharapova who will take on No. 19 Nadia Petrova and Laura Robson of Britain who will face off in another evening match against Samantha Stosur
Do you think Djokovic will roll over Andy Roddick if they meet for the final time or will it be a close contest between the two men?