One more match of the innumerable that cement a legendary career like that of Novak Djokovic. The triumph of the Serbian in the second round of the ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2020 before a willful but lacking arguments, Salvatore caruso. The number 1 in the world was returning to competition after the unfortunate event at the US Open 2020 and he did it in the best possible way to regain joy and enthusiasm: winning on the fast track and with good feelings. 6-3 6-2 was the result of a match that catapulted the Balkan into the third round of the Roman event.
From the opening bars of first partial A Djokovic was seen aware of his superiority and worried about gradually getting into rhythm, without excessive bragging or looking for winners. Reducing errors, being consistent in service and increasing the intensity of the legs to the rest, were the ingredients that the Serbian put on track, trusting that his rival would fall like ripe fruit. He did it to the third break ball against which he had to face, in the eighth game, in what seemed the chronicle of an announced death since at no time could Djokovic disturb the rest. It was a moral blow for Salvatore, although he did nothing but drop his hand and be more aggressive.
He went out of his usual scheme in the second sleeve, He tried to do things that he does not master and lost the focus of the game. In front of him he had a colossus that did not need to deploy a level or close to its peak to squander any aspiration of rebellion on the part of the Italian. The games fell on Novak’s side like a fine autumn rain. Double break and maximum reliability to close the game on the fast track. Victoria and expect greater challenges. The next rival of Novak Djokovic at ATP Masters 1000 Rome 2020 will come out of the game between Krajinovic and Cecchinato.