Novak Djokovic received his marketing campaign to win a fourth U.S. Open, and 18th Grand Slam title general, off to a flying begin on Monday by beating Damir Dzumhur 6-1 6-Four 6-1 to advance to the second spherical.
Djokovic broke Dzumhur’s serve for a seventh time to seal the win within the first evening match on Arthur Ashe Stadium court docket, which, attributable to COVID-19, was lacking the 1000’s of rowdy New York tennis followers that often flock to Queens yearly.
Dzumhur, who hails from Bosnia and Herzegovina, had no reply to the world primary’s blistering serve and stout protection in a match that lasted just below two hours.
The 28-year-old didn’t make it simple on himself, committing 41 unforced errors and eight double faults to fall to 0-Three lifetime in opposition to Djokovic.
With the win the Serbian, who gained his fourth title of the 12 months on the Western & Southern Open on Saturday, improved to 24-Zero on the season.
Subsequent up for Djokovic is a second-round assembly with Briton Kyle Edmund, who defeated Alexander Bublik in 4 units earlier within the day. Djokovic holds a 5-1 benefit of their head-to-head conferences.
With the 2 different members of the game’s Massive Three – Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal – not enjoying on the match, Djokovic is a heavy favourite to hoist the trophy and pull inside one Grand Slam title of Nadal (19) and two of Federer (20).