New York (SID) – Compulsory task solved, the historical title still fully in view: Novak Djokovic has marched steadfastly into the third round of the US Open. The 34-year-old Serb showed a sovereign performance in the 6: 2, 6: 3, 6: 2 against the Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor and was satisfied with his increase in performance compared to the somewhat bumpy first-round match.
“I played with the right intensity, with the right focus,” said Djokovic: “I try to get my best performance in every game and then let’s see what is possible here.”
With a triumph in New York, the world number one could rise to the sole Grand Slam record champion ahead of Roger Federer (Switzerland) and Rafael Nadal (Spain / all 20 titles) and also make the Grand Slam perfect – victory in all four majors in one year . Rod Laver last succeeded in doing this in 1969.