New York: A new member of the coaching squad for world number one Novak Djokovic, former top-10 player Wojtek Fibak, is quickly paying dividends for the six-time Grand Slam champion from Serbia.
Djokovic cruised into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday, defeating Lithuania's 112th-ranked Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to launch his quest for a berth in his fourth consecutive US Open final.
"We worked very well last six, seven days of the preparations for the Open and tonight's match went really well," Djokovic said of Fibak. "He has an important role in the team. He's consulting myself."