Men’s Tennis: Djokovic hails US Open performance

Novak Djokovic eases through Rogers Cup

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Novak Djokovic says he played one of the ‘best games of his life’ as he thrashed Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-0 6-0 to book his place in US Open quarter-finals.

The Serbian dominated from start to finish with a performance that suggested he is just starting to peak at the right time.

Djokovic, who won the tournament in 2011, barely put a foot wrong and started the match in blistering fashion when he won the first 25 points on his own serve.

Granollers put up some resistance in the first set when he held his own serve on three occasions, but Djokovic still lead 5-3 before winning 13 games on the bounce to put the match to bed.

The six-time Grand Slam champions lost just 15 points in the last two sets before wrapping up the match in just under an hour and 20 minutes.

Djokovic will now face the number 21 seed, Russian Mikhail Youzhny, who had a much tougher time when defeating Australia’s Leyton Hewitt in five sets.

“I played one of the better matches I’ve ever played here in my life,”
Djokovic revealed.

“I had everything working, every part of my game, and that’s a great encouragement.”

With regards the 25 points he won on serve at the start of the match, he added: “This is probably the first time I’ve experienced something like that.

“I can’t say I have one of the strongest serves on the tour but I served pretty well.”

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