Day 4. Round 2. Novak Djokovic

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[6] Novak Djokovic -06- (SRB) def Tennys Sandgren -61- (USA) | 61 63 67(2) 62

Thursday’s third Round-2 match on Ashe featured 2-time US Open Champion Novak Djokovic (2011 | 2015) and polarizing Tennessee redneck Tennys Sandgren.

Tennys earned his first two break points in game-1, but Novak regrouped and won five straight to take the early lead. In fact, Djokovic dominated through 2-all in the third, when Sandgren broke the 13-time Major champion at love. Concentration lost.

Sandgren kept up the pressure. Novak spent the rest of the set fuming in the deep-end of frustration, and lost it in a tiebreak. Ultimately, the set-back was just fuel for the finish. In the fourth, Novak broke Tennys before the first sit-down, then again to quickly serve-out the match.

Andy Taylor Announcer 2018 US Open 022 Novak Djokovic Round-2 Match Recap

NEXT: [6] Novak Djokovic -06- (SRB) vs. [26] Richard Gasquet -25- (FRA)

[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R2: def Tennys Sandgren -61- (USA) 61 63 67(2) 62 | Arthur Ashe Stadium
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R1: def Marton Fucsovics -41- (HUN) 63 36 64 60 | Arthur Ashe Stadium

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[6] Novak Djokovic -06- (SRB)

Last month, this 2-time US Open Champion won his 13th career Grand Slam Singles title and 4th Wimbledon crown. In 2016, he became only the 3rd man in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. This Summer, he made history again, becoming the first player ever to complete the career Golden Masters, capturing his first Cincinnati title with a straight-sets victory over 7-time Champion Roger Federer. Remarkably, he owns 70 ATP World Tour Singles titles in 101 career Finals. From Serbia, please welcome 2011 and 2015 US Open Champion…Novak Djokovic.

Tennys Sandgren -61- (USA)

Last year, this 27-year-old made his US Open main-draw debut right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium. He owns 3 ATP Challenger Tour Singles titles, and started 2018 with his career-best run at a Major – earning his first two top-10 wins over Stan Wawrinka and Dominic Thiem to reach the Australian Open Quarterfinals. In April, he reached his first Tour-level Final in Houston, and climbed to a career-high ranking of World #47. From Gallatin, Tennessee – Please welcome…Tennys Sandgren.