Djokovic in sunny mood after French Open win


Novak Djokovic‘s biggest concern seemed to be dealing with a rare bit of sunshine during his second-round victory at Roland Garros.

The No. 1-ranked Djokovic got his team to procure him a hat so he could wear that while on the side of Court Philippe Chatrier that was brightest during his 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Ricardas Berankis.

Djokovic has dropped a total of only 10 games so far on his way to the third round in Paris. He won the title at Roland Garros in 2016 to complete a career Grand Slam.

Djokovic said, “I hope I can continue like this.”

He improved to 33-1 in 2020. His lone loss came when he was disqualified at the US Open last month.

Meanwhile, Roberto Carballes Baena reached the third round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time by beating ninth-seeded Denis Shapovalov 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 8-6 in a match that lasted five hours.

Shapovalov committed 106 unforced errors in the match compared to 42 for Carballes Baena and twice served for the match. The Canadian also had more winners than Carballes Baena with 65 to the unseeded Spaniard’s 31.

Carballes Baena sank to his knees after Shapovalov hit a forehand long and let out a loud shout of delight.

Carballes Baena will next play 18th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov.

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