Good job Novak! I was a bit nervous there for a bit but he came through in the end. He and Berrer should have a "Who's got the best overhead" contest.
Best Matches of All Time Agassi def. Blake, U.S. Open 2005 | Agassi def. Baghdatis, U.S. Open 2006
Federer def. Sampras, Wimbledon 2001 | Davydenko def. Haas, U.S. Open 2006
Schalken def. Gonzalez, U.S. Open 2002 | Agassi def. Roddick, Cincinnati 2004
Kohlschreiber def. Roddick, Australian Open 2008 | Federer def. Nadal, Wimbledon 2007
Melzer def. Djokovic, Roland Garros 2010 | Sargsian def. Mathieu, U.S. Open 2004
Nalbandian def. Safin, Madrid 2006 | Soderling def. Nadal, Roland Garros 2009
Federer def. Tipsarevic, Australian Open 2008 | Gaudio def. Coria, Roland Garros 2004
Djokovic def. Stepanek, U.S. Open 2007 | Murray def. Gasquet, Wimbledon 2008
+ any five set win for Todd Martin
That was poor performance from Novak, but a win is a win. He didn't get frustrated much (or at least he didn't show it) though, kept calm and he pulled through. First matches are always the trickiest ones though, so hopefully he'll up his level in his next match.
Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal
David Ferrer - Leyton Hewitt - David Nalbandian - Marcos Baghdatis - Janko Tipsarevic - Tommy Haas
An absolute shite match, on both sides, the 1st set was an abomination. I don't remember Nole's overheads ever sucking so badly. Served out 3rd set on his 3rd try. Still good enough to get to the next rd.