Novak Djokovic began his French Open mission with an agreeable win over Sweden’s Mikael Ymer as he offers to turn a page on the disaster at the current year’s US Open.
The 33-year-old scarcely broke perspiration as he walked around a straight sets triumph, 6-0 6-2 6-3 on Court Philippe Chatrier Tuesday.
Djokovic was playing in a first stupendous pummel coordinate since being defaulted from Flushing Meadows in September in the wake of hitting a line judge with a ball during his fourth-round game.
He later apologized for the occurrence – which prompted his lone destruction in 2020 – yet was met by a flood of analysis.
“I had to accept it and move on. Of course, it was a shock for me and a lot of people,” Djokovic told correspondents in front of his first-round match at Roland Garros.
US Open reaction
His reaction since that troublesome period has been out and out amazing. He won his fifth Italian Open title in anticipation of this mud court hammer and was infrequently grieved against world No. 80 Ymer in the first-round experience.
A splendid Djokovic won the first set in quite a while without dropping a game yet his 22-year-old adversary started to settle down as the match advanced.
Yves delivered a shocking shot between his legs in the subsequent set, an uncommon feature in a generally wounding experience against the Serbian’s devastating forehand.
It would have been stressing seeing for Djokovic’s adversaries, including US Open victor Dominic Thiem who watched the initial phases of the tie from the stands.
Tougher tests to come
Djokovic, who had conceded the scene in New York had shaken him, is offering to win his eighteenth major in Paris.
There will be harder tests to desire the world No. 1, who will probably need to vanquish Rafael Nadal to get his hands on the prize.
Nadal has an unrivaled record at Roland Garros having won 12 titles in the previous 15 years and would draw level with Roger Federer on 20 thousand hammer singles titles with triumph in Paris.
The current year’s competition, which was moved to September because of the pandemic, has kept on hurling intricacies for players.
Some have been griping about the chilly climate and the competition’s change from Babolat to Wilson balls which is viewed as a hindrance for players who favor topspin, for example, Nadal.
The lower skip will hypothetically pave the way for whatever Djokovic might have had planned, with the Serb a specialist at benchmark exactness.
Djokovic faces Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania in his second round tie.