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US Open: Djokovic makes great start to calendar grand slam; Osaka and Barty forward


Highlight:

  • Novak Djokovic wins first round of US Open
  • Stefanos Sitzipas defeats Andy Murray of Beatles
  • Ashley Barty and Naomi Osaka advanced to the second round

New York: World number one Novak Djokovic has won the first round of the US Open. After a miserable performance at the Olympics, the Serbian player defeated Denmark’s Holger Vitus Nodskov by one to one. The score was 6-1, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1. The Danish youngster was able to win the second set against Djokovic.

Djokovic is nearing his first calendar Grand Slam of his career. He has won all three Grand Slams this year. If he wins the US Open, Djokovic will become the first man to hold the record since 19669. An easy victory in the first match will give Djokovic confidence. It is hoped that the athlete will be able to make history if he does not repeat his poor performance at the Olympics.

Denis Shapovalov defeated Federico Delbonis 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. Matteo Baretelli also won against Jeremy Chardy. The score was 7-6, 7-6, 6-3. Fourth seed Alexander Sverrev also won against Sam Querrey. The score was 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Danil Madhvedev also advanced to the second round after defeating Richard Gasquet. The score was 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. Stefanos overtook Andy Murray of Britain in a five-set battle. The score was 2-6, 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

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In the women’s singles, Ashley Barty advanced to the second round. Barty defeated Vera Svanareva 6-1, 7-6. Carolina Pliskova also beat Katie McNally 6-3, 6-4. Naomi Osaka defeated Mari Boscova in straight sets to clinch the title. The score was 6-4, 6-1. Maria Zakari, Alexander Sabelanka and Barbora Krisikova also advanced to the second round.

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