Novak Djokovic defeated Michael Berrer in 3 sets in the first round of the China Open

Novak Djokovic improved his perfect record in Beijing to 10-0 after defeating Michael Berrer 6-1 6-7(3) 6-2 in two hours.He won the title in 2009 (d. Cilic) and 2010 (d. Ferrer).

He breaks Berrer ´s serve four times in total and won 78% of points behind his first serve.

“In the first set I felt that I could return a lot of serves, which I did, and played a really good first set,” said Djokovic. “Then I had a couple of break points in the first game of the second. He stayed with some big serves. That’s when I think he changed his tactics and his service games. He started mixing up more, and I had tough time to read it. I made little adjustment on the return, came closer to the line, and it paid off.”

Djokovic will meet Carlos Berlocq in round two after the Argentine beat Marinko Matosevic 3-6 6-2 6-3.

Source: ESPN
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