2013 US Open: Djokovic eases through

World number one Novak Djokovic 2013 US Open

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World number one Novak Djokovic declared himself happy with his performance as he eased into the second round of the 2013 US Open.

The Serbian was not at his absolute best but he still put in an efficient performance to defeat his Lithuanian opponent Ricardas Berankis 6-1 6-2 6-2 in an hour and 22 minutes.

The victory was not as comfortable as the score line suggests as Berankis created eight break-point opportunities but Djokovic still had too much for the 23-year-old and booked his passage through to the next round.

“I managed to make a lot of breaks at the beginning and take over control,” the top seed revealed.

“That’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to play every point like it’s match point and I’m happy with the performance.”

Djokovic will now meet Benjamin Becker in the second round in Queens.

Elsewhere,  five-time champion Roger Federer also went through to the second round in straight sets with a 6-3 6-2 7-5 win Grega Zemlja.

The Swiss ace showed no signs of the back problem that has been troubling him recently and will now play Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq in the next round in New York City.

Meanwhile, rising stars Grigor Dimitrov and Jerzy Janowicz have crashed out in the first round when losing to Joao Sousa and Maximo Gonzalez respectively.

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