Djokovic, Roddick and del Potro reach US Open third round
August 31, 2012 · Print This Article
US Open–New York
Defending champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of the US Open with ease on Friday, crushing Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-2, 6-1, 6-2.
Winning 90 percent of his first serve points, Djokovic outclassed his No. 112th ranked opponent by striking 29 winners to 14 unforced errors.
Attempting to win his 6th career grand slam title, Djokovic will next face either Julien Benneteau or Dennis Novikov.
Progressing under the radar as usual, No. 4 seed David Ferrer carved up another lower ranked foe to reach the third round of a major. Taking apart Igor Sijsling 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(12), Ferrer hit six aces and broke serve on four occasions, while losing his delivery once.
The Spaniard will take on Lleyton Hewitt or Gilles Muller for a place in round of 16.
Elsewhere, Richard Gasquet and NCCA winner Steve Johnson advanced in three and four sets, respectively.
Gasquet dusted Bradley Klahn, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 and Johnson eliminated Ernests Gulbis 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-4.
Other winners on the day included, Juan Martin del Potro, Janko Tipsarevic, Leonardo Mayer, Lleyton Hewitt, Stanislas Wawrinka and Alexandr Dolgopolov.
American Andy Roddick staved off retirement during the night session, cruising past Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-4, 6-0. Roddick will next face Fabio Fognini for a place in the fourth-round.