Novak Djokovic defeated Martin Klizan 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday in 62 minutes.
Djokovic, semi-finalist to Roger Federer last year, raced into a 4-0 lead in the first set. He didn’t have his usual fluency on serve in the fifth game, which resulted in a break by the Slovak. However, the Serbian and world no.1 quickly regained composure, took the opener 6-2 and stormed to a 5-0 lead in the second set. His superiority in groundstroke battles was evident and he sealed his 69th win of the year two games later.
“Klizan is a very flashy player,” said Novak. “I knew that coming into the court. He’s talented. He can play very fast but with a tendency to make a lot of unforced errors, which he did. He made my life a bit easier on the court today. I was trying to serve, move him around the court. Just played as much as I needed. It was enough to win.”
“I’m aware of the mental edge that I might have over a certain amount of players, and I try to use that”. “I try to win and do anything that is possible and necessary for me to achieve that. Probably that was the case, him not being able to maybe perform as well as he wanted.”
Nole wil face Feliciano Lopez in the 3rd round.