Djokovic regains his smile

The Serbian again enjoyed on the track in his victory against the German Jan-Lennard Struff. His rival in the round of 16 will be the Spanish Pablo Carreño.

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The match between Novak Djokovic and Jan-Lennard Struff served for the Serbian to enjoy again on the court. He was not very comfortable in their second-round match, in which he even gave up a set. This time, the Arthur Ashe of the Billie Jean King Center saw a world number one recover his best feelings, quickly getting rid of the German 6-3, 6-3 and 6-1. This Friday is his 26th victory in an immaculate year. Added to last year, there are already 29 wins in a row for Djokovic. His record is 43 games won consecutively between 2010 and 2011, so he would need to extend his streak on the European tour to break his best record.

In front of 'Nole' was the German Struff, who arrived in one of the best moments of his career. It was the third time in 2020 that both tennis players faced each other. Djokovic already beat the German at the Australian Open and, more recently, in the quarterfinals of the Masters 1,000 in Cincinnati. That was the first time that the 30-year-old Struff made that round in an event of this category in his career, which earned him to start the US Open as number 29 in the world, the best classification in his career.

With much learned in the past confrontations against the Serbian, Struff started the match, who managed to keep the first set even, until, in the eighth game, Djokovic said enough and broke the German's serve, who was able to neutralize his repeated rises to the net. The rest of the match served for the winner of 17 Grand Slam, in search of the 18th, to regain his best feelings. He deployed several outstanding winners with his forehand, and did not yield his serve once. Djokovic advances to the round of 16 of the US Open for the thirteenth time in a row (in 2005 and 2006 he lost in the third round), and continues to give the impression of being the top seed to win what would be his fourth New York major. His next rival will be the Spanish Pablo Carreño, who has commented that he is capable of beating 'Nole'.

Results of the day.



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