US Open: Top-Seed Novak Djokovic Eases Into 2nd Round

Novak Djokovic beat the 79th-ranked Diego Schwartzman from Argentina 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening round match at the flushing meadows.

updated: August 26, 2014 13:24 IST
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Novak Djokovic in action in US Open 2014


Novak Djokovic wasted no time in seeing off Argentinian challenger Diego Schwartzman on Monday as four former US Open champions reached the second round with varying degrees of difficulty. (Also read: Seeded players feel the US Open heat right away)

World number one and top seed Djokovic defeated 79th-ranked Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, wrapping up the marquee match on Arthur Ashe Stadium court minutes before midnight. (Australian teen Nick Kyrgios sends Mikhail Youzhny packing)

"I hope it was a midnight delight," the reigning Wimbledon champion told fans, although in truth the contest offered little drama. (Sharapova beats former doubles partner Kilrenko)

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