Novak Djokovic breezes into third round of US Open

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

Novak Djokovic moved through to the third round of the US Open Friday.
Novak Djokovic moved through to the third round of the US Open on Friday. (USATSI)

At the start, it appeared Benjamin Becker was prepared to give world number one Novak Djokovic a run for his money.

Djokovic fought off two set points and order returned to Flushing Meadows, as the former champion won a first set tiebreak then cruised to a straight set victory, 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 6-2.

It was a touch match for me today," Djokovic told ESPN after the match. "Becker is a quality opponent, and he should have won the first set. I was fortunate enough to come back, and after that I felt much more comfortable on the court."

Becker committed 36 unforced errors in the match, and he was never able to regain the form he had out of the gate.

Djokovic moves on to face Joao Souza in the third round.

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