The World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his good form in the ongoing French Open 2021 as he defeated Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to book his place in the third round. This is the 16th straight year in which Djokovic has reached the third round of the Roland Garros.
Meanwhile, it looked like Cuevas would post a threat to Djokovic as the former showed good skills. However, Djokovic was able to break Cuevas’s serve in the eighth game of the opening set and took 1-0 lead.
Djokovic was able to get the double break in the second set as dominated his opponent from the word go. But the Serbian had to sweat hard in the third set as Cuevas impressed with his skills. However, Djokovic was able to elevate his game when it mattered the most to book his place in the third round.
Djokovic said, “He has a lot of power and spin on both the forehand and backhand, but I stayed focused and I think the third set was really difficult for me. I raised my game. I stayed focused; I found my serve when it was important.”
Djokovic was at his best and he will look to continue his good form. The World No. 1 will face Lithuania’s Ričardas Berankis in the third round of the Roland Garros.
On the other hand, World No. 8 Roger Federer was also able to win his second round match against Marin Cilic. Federer defeated Croatia’s Cilic for the 10th time in his career by 6-2, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 to book his place in the third round. The former World no.1 had a long argument with the chair umpire regarding time violation warning but he was able to get through.
Federer will face Germany’s Dominik Koepfer in the third round.