Posted August 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Novak Djokovic
Defending champion Novak Djokovic lost the first game Tuesday then ran off 18 of the next 19 en route to a 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 win over Paolo Lorenzi of Italy in the first round of the U.S. Open. Second-seeded Djokovic won 79 of 114 points and finished with seven aces and 32 winners compared to zero and 10 for his opponent. The match took only 73 minutes. After Lorenzi won the first game of the third set, he raised his hands in mock victory and got a nice hand from the crowd. But that was it. He won the same number of games he did to start the Grand Slam season, in a 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 loss to Djokovic in the first round of the Australian Open.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
DECENT PROPOSAL

Djokovic's moment with young fan

A young fan's outburst at U.S Open practice lead him to have the moment of a lifetime with his tennis idol. 

Boy proposes to Novak Djokovic (Video)

Novak Djokovic had an unusual interruption during one of his recent practices at the U.S. Open. A boy yelled out to Djokovic “Will you marry me?” to command the tennis player’s attention. Nole found it so funny he stopped playing and invited the boy down to the court. Djokovic then handed over his racquet and allowed the boy to take a few serves before giving him a hug and...

Novak Djokovic Gets Marriage Proposal from 12-Year-Old Boy, Brings Him Onto the Court

Novak Djokovic received a marriage proposal from a teenage boy while the Serbian star was practicing prior to a US Open match and in a refreshing bit of non-homophobia and fan-friendliness, Djokovic was in fact quite excellent about it. Djokovic invited the approximately 12-year-old boy onto the court, handed him a racquet and had the lad take some serves while giving some tips...

Novak Djokovic receives marriage proposal from...a young boy? (Video)

Tennis star Novak Djokovic received a surprise last week while practicing his serve in preparation for the U.S. Open tournament when a boy in the stands at Louis Armstrong Stadium shouted "Djokovic, will you marry me?" The proposal from the boy, who appeared to be about 11 or 12 years old, threw Djokovic for a loop and certainly got his attention, as well as some laughs...

Novak Djokovic horribly sings ‘Call Me Maybe’ for U.S. Open crowd

Bizarre clip of Novak Djokovic airing during U.S. Open is bizarre (animated GIF)

 The below animated GIF comprises a video segment starring Novak Djokovic that ESPN aired in commercial break during Djokovic’s opening round match. And it is bizarre. I’m not sure what Djokovic is attempting to do in it, nor do I understand why ESPN is airing it, but I will state with no reservations whatsoever that [...]

Serena Williams and Djokovic Destroy Opponents; Wozniacki Upset

  FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic rolled past opponents easily on Ashe Stadium on Tuesday night, while eight seed Caroline Wozniacki battling a knee issue was upset. Between Williams’ and Djokovic’s matches, they gave up a grand total of 4 games. Williams defeated Coco Vandeweghe of the US 6-1, 6-1, preceded by Djokovic’s destruction of Italy...

Links of the Day 8/28/12

Read the links, or else. Some of the worst NFL tattoos. Any surprise that the team with the most is Pittsburgh? Novak Djokovic was proposed to at the US Open by a little boy. It raises more questions than it answers. UCLA did not defeat Oregon, despite what you may have heard SCOREBOARD. MLB Baltimore 4, Chicago 3 – Lew Ford homered off of Francisco Liriano in this game. Mind blown...
Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.