Tuesday, May 28, 2013
French Open 2013: Novak Djokovic advances
In search for his first French Open title, Nova Djokovic overwhelmed David Goffin in a hotly contested match 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-5 Tuesday at Roland Garros.
Djokovic found the stiffness of beating Goffin in the first set as it once tied at 5-5 yet the Serbian champion delivered his best after that. It was evident the Djokovic wants this match to pursue his dream of winning the French Open.
As the No 1 player in men's tennis, the French Open will be his most difficult hurdle because of the presence of Rafael Nadal in the draw. Djokovic will advance to the next round after cherishing this victory over Goffin.
The toughness of Djokovic in this match was obvious as he was not broken at all by Gofinn. Djokovic volleyed through his forehand with precision and class while Goffin tried to stand against those volleys.
Djokovic won all the major titles except the French Open in which he was denied by Nadal last year in the Finals. Djokovic had won four Australian Open, one Wimbledon, and one US Open to elevate him as one of the best tennis players ever.