Novak” djokovic> analyzed his straight-set win over Pablo Carreno Busta in Cincinnati on Thursday. The Serbian player, who prevailed 6-3 6-4, said: “I don’t think the score indicates how tough it was on the court. We battled it out.
I think I was serving really well. That was probably the best shot in the game tonight for me, over 70% of first serves in. Got me out of trouble in the second set when I was facing breakpoints. I thought he was very solid. Played against him a couple of times and have seen him play, and I knew what quality he possesses, but he did surprise me with his aggressivity from back of the court.
As soon as he got a little bit of a softer ball from my side, he went for it from both forehand and backhand flat coming in. So it was tough. You know, I just had to play on a high level consistently throughout the entire match, which I have.
I thought some opportunities for double break me, 3-1, 15-40 maybe could have been easier in the second set if I capitalize on those opportunities, but all in all, very good quality match. Very good performance from my side.
You know, at least two levels better than against Querrey in the first match. I’m pleased I’m going in the right direction and looking forward to the next one.” Djokovic will face the Frenchman Lucas Pouille next, who defeated the Russian Karen Khachanov-