“The goal, when I took my break of six months, was doing this for the next couple years, not just for one tournament, I understand people who say, ‘Oh, this would be a perfect moment to go.’ But I feel like I’ve put in so much work, and I love it so much, and I still have so much in the tank.”
Typical Novak 1st round match. Underestimated opponent a bit, trying to save energy, didn't work, gear up and voila. What did I tell you about b? Perfect sign what is all about. And you already know all signs.
Berrer (not)played the same game from start to end.
'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.'
Djokovic was using the first two sets as serve and volley practice a little bit. Once that cost him the second set, he went back to basics. It was more than enough to win without being too tiring. Good enough for the first round.