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Djokovic in the third round of US Open: Novak needlessly played an extra set, and he has 12:1 against the next opponent!

Nole will play against Gasquet who won against Laslo Djere with 3:0

The best Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic advances to the third round of US Open since he won against Tennys Sandgren in the night between Thursday and Friday with the score 3:1 -6:1, 6:3, 6:7 (2:7), 6:2.

Djokovic survived the hell of a 1st round at US Open: Serb stronger than stomach problems and tricky Hungarian!

In the next round, he will play against Richard Gasquet who won against another Serb in New York with 3:0 - Laslo Djere. By the way, Novak has a score of 12:1 against the Frenchman.

Djokovic needlessly played an extra set against Sandgren with whom he had met for the first time this year on Wimbledon.

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After the routine two sets, where he gave only three gems to his rival, Novak unexpectedly lost his serve in the third set and he allowed Sangren to take the lead with 3:2. Then there was a re-break of our ace for 3:3, but the drop in concentration caused him to lose the match in a tie-break.

- I think that I played well for two and a half sets, then I lost focus. I am not pleased with the way I lost it, I was furious - Novak said after the match.

Novak quickly recovered his mood after the match, although he made mistakes in break chances. Luckily for him, Sangren made a lot of unforced errors and it was clear after 4:2 who will advance further.

It was his 64th victory in New York which he achieved after two hours and 48 minutes.

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He allowed only three opportunities for break point to his opponent and he used only one of them in the third set, while Djokovic had 7/16.

Novak had 31 winner and 30 unforced errors, while the opponent played offensively and he collected 44 winners. However, he also had 51 unforced errors.

Results:

Millman - Fognini 3.1

Kukushkin - Chung 3: 0

Struff - Benneteau 3: 2

Kohlschreiber  - Ebden 3: 1

Kyrgios - Herbert 3: 1

Zverev - Mahut 3: 0

Schwartzman - Munnar 3.1

Federer - Paire 3: 0

Pouille - Baghdatis 3: 1

Sousa - Carreño Busta - Busta retired

Goffin - Haase 3: 1

De Minaur - Tiafoe 3: 1

Djere - Gasquet - 0: 3

Cilic - Hurkacz 3: 0

Djokovic - Sandgren 3-1

Monfils - Nishikori - Nishikori retired

(Telegraf.co.uk)

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