Novak Djokovic reached the US Open fourth round on Friday September 4 After defeating Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in two hours and 28 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Games went with serve in the second set until Novak finally broke his rival in the 11th game and held to win it.
The world no.1 hit a double fault to drop serve while serving for the match at 5-4 in the third set, but regained his composure to take the next two games and reach the last 16. He is now 11-0 against the Italian.
“I didn’t want to get into a fourth set. Didn’t close out the match at 5-4. He played a very good game. Got a little bit tight. Match could have gone either way,“ Novak said. “Again, I was focused in the right moments. I came up with some big serves, but generally it was a really tough three sets. Just glad to get through this one.“
“Satisfied, but you can always do better. We’re all perfectionists in a way. We see certain things we could have done better. But, again, a win is a win. I can’t underestimate the quality of my opponent today. He is 20, 25 in the world for a reason. He’s not afraid to go out on a big stadium and play his best against big players. He won against Federer earlier this year in Australia. He’s a good player and it’s
For a place in the quarter-finals, Djokovic will meet 23rd seed Roberto Bautista Agut (2-0 H2H) on Sunday.