Top seed Novak Djokovic stepped up on Wednesday in his second-round match to dismiss China Open Carlos Berlocq for the loss of four games. The Serb Squandered a 5-0 lead in the second set, but broke the No. 50-ranked Berlocq for the sixth time to clinch victory in 74 minutes.
Djokovic served for the match twice in the second in September at 5-0 and 5-2, but Berlocq, No. 50 in the world, Reacted to Achieve Their only two service breaks and winning three straight games. Eventually Djokovic eked But back to deuce, Gained The Advantage and won the game, set and match on a rare double fault Berlocq.
“I won the match. So in my eyes, that’s good enough”
“I have played a great match, much better than I have done in the first round. Yes, it was interesting couple of games in the end of the match where I came up with some good shots. We played some entertaining points. I should Have Done a better job in winning games and winning Those before this match, but in the end I won in straight sets. That’s what matters the most. “
Next up Djokovic will face former World No. 8 Jurgen Melzer, who Reached his third ATP World Tour quarter-final of the season.