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Novak Djokovic - Somdev Devvarman Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
N Djokovic66---
IndiaS Devvarman24---

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  1. - - Next up for Djokovic, who has just secured his 488th win on the ATP Tour, will be in-form Germany Tommy Haas. That fourth round match will be played tomorrow, alongside all the other fourth round matches in the men's draw.

  2. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 6-4 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Devvarman manages to earn himself his very first break point of the match but he cannot take advantage of it, netting his return. A forehand long from Devvarman, over-ruled from the chair and confirmed by a hawkeye challenge, to hand Djokovic a first match point. And sure enough the world number one does wrap things up, a big first serve proving too powerful for Devvarman as he sends his forehand return long.

  3. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 5-4 - Another game goes the way of Devvarman, who has done himself justice in this match; a decent second serve that Djokovic returns long off the forehand wing. Djokovic will serve for the match after the change of ends, however.

  4. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 5-3 - Nole comes through another service hold, going back behind Devarrman twice with a forehand to bring up a couple of break points before going on to hold with a cross court backhand winner, landed right on the line.

  5. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 4-3 - A much more succesful game from Devvarman as he holds to love to remain just the one break down in this second set. Devvarman hasn't actually been playing that badly, he's just not a match for Djokovic. Simple as that.

  6. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 4-2 - Djokovic eases through another love service hold, throwing in a shorter serve that Devvarman has to leap into from behind the baseline only to, almost inevitably, send his backhand return sailing long of the baseline. Nice change of pace from Nole on serve there to undo the Indian world number 74 (playing on a protected ranking after six months out with a shoulder injury)

  7. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 3-2 - BREAK! There was obvious intensity from Djokovic in that game right from the start as he clearly decided now was the time to break. And sure enough he breaks to love, working his way into the net and forcing Devvarman to go for the low percentage passing shot down the line and cramping the Indian for space, the ball instead going wide.

  8. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 2-2 - Djokovic comes up with a great serve at 30-30, Devvarman's return not even reaching the net before it bounces and then goes on to hold and level up with another powerful shot that the Indian simply cannot cope with.

  9. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 1-2 - Devvarman gets a little lucky when his scrappy backhand volley catches the top of the tape and just bounces over the net. But he was there and goes on to hold to 30 with an ace right out wide into the corner (confirmed by a hawkeye challenge from Nole)

  10. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 1-1 - Djokovic also eases through a hold to 15 to get his second set account off the mark. Devvarman did manage to get the baseline from Djokovic for his only point in that game, putting a forehand down the line that Nole returned long across court. That will be encouraging for the Indian, who simply does not have the power to compete with the world number one on a consistent basis.

  11. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 0-1 - Nole is trying a few little things, not all of which are coming off, as he puts over a drop shot that sits up for Devvarman, the Indian in turn feeding his forehand down the line for a passing shot winner before going on to hold to 15 to get the second set underway.

  12. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 - SET! No real trouble for Djokovic as he eases through another service hold, a second serve ace at one point helping the Serb to a couple of set points. Only one is needed though as Devvarman once again goes for too much power on a forehand and hitting long.

  13. - - DJOKOVIC 5-2 - BREAK! This is a little like a practice match for Djokovic at the moment as he again steps up to the baseline and rattles a backhand winner down the line on his way to three break points. And this time he does break, to love, when Devvarman goes for too much on a forehand and hits long. Nole will serve for the opening set after the change of ends.

  14. - - DJOKOVIC 4-2 - Nole is taking time away from Devvarman as well as over-powering him with his weight of his groundstrokes as he holds without too much trouble, stepping well inside the baseline and drilling a forehand winner down the line.

  15. - - DJOKOVIC 3-2 - Nole skips around the ball and rattles a forehand winner down the line. But he will be pretty frustrated to have netted a forehand passing shot a couple of points later as Devvarman goes on to hold with an ace

  16. - - DJOKOVIC 3-1 - Djokovic slices a backhand deep into the caught which causes Devvarman all sorts of problems, the Indian only able to send his reply long to help the Serb hold from deuce. A tougher game for Nole, but mainly of his own making as he missed a few shots

  17. - - DJOKOVIC 2-1 - Djokovic loops a forehand just long after the ball gets caught be the wind and Devvarman is off the mark in this opening set

  18. - - DJOKOVIC 2-0 - Djokovic races through his service game to sat up two game points with an off-forehand winner that is measured at 100mph. And an ace quickly sees the Serb hold to consolidate the early break.

  19. - - DJOKOVIC 1-0 - BREAK! Devvarman saves a couple of early break points, the first with an ace (confirmed by a hawkeye challenge from Djokovic) and the second when Nole lets him off the hook with the two-handed backhand down the line. But the world number one gets a third chance and this time he does secure the early break, Devvarman pulling the trigger on an off-forehand across court and going well wide.

Novak Djokovic

Nationality SRB
Date of Birth 22/05/1987
Height 1.88 m
Weight 78 kg

Somdev Devvarman

Nationality IND
Date of Birth 13/02/1985
Height 1.8 m
Weight 73 kg

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