FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer had decisive victories in advancing at the US Open on Friday.
Djokovic’s 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil had no drama.
Djokovic was very pleased with his play. “It was different conditions today obviously from the first matches I played, the night session, “Djokovic said. “ I didn’t know much about my opponent. Never saw him play. So that could have been, you know, a difficulty at the start in order to figure out what his game plan is. But I have played well, you know, from the start to the end.”
Spain’s Ferrer defeated Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (12).
Juan Martin Del Potro needed four sets to top 20-year-old American Ryan Harrison 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.
“He’s a powerful guy. He serves big and plays good offense,” Harrison said of the Argentine. “Any time the ball is up you’re usually running or watching a winner go by you. So, he played about as well as I expected hi