Andy Roddick’s countryman, Sam Querrey, has been defeated by Novak Djokovic in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open. Djokovic won the match in the straight sets by 6-0, 7-6(2).
It took Djokovic just 1 hour and 27 minutes to win the match.
Actually, the match between Djokovic and Querrey had to start at 8:30 p.m. But, because of the fact that the earlier matches went on for longer durations, this match started about 4 hours late.
Djokovic started aggressively and just flattened the 26 years old American in the opening set by securing a bagel.
However, in the second set, there was a bit of fight from Querrey. He didn’t give away easy points. He was looking more confident and he fought for every point.
In the first game of the second set, Querrey held his serve to get ahead by 1-0. He earned a breakpoint in the second game, but, he wasn’t able to convert that. An ace and a powerful forehand by Djokovic ensured that his serve wouldn’t be broken.
The next two games also went with the serve and it was 2-2 when the 4th game ended. In the 5th game, Djokovic put Querrey under pressure by earning two breakpoints. Querrey managed to save one of them, but, he failed to save another one and dropped his serve.
However, Querrey didn’t let Djokovic maintain his lead for that long. He got his first breakthrough in the match in the 6th game and the score became 3-3.
Neither of the two players managed to break his opponent’s serve in the next 6 games which ensured that the set would be decided in the tie breaker.
Djokovic let his opponent win only a couple of points in the tie breaker. With some fabulous shots, he finished off the tie breaker in a hurry and moved into the next round.