I honestly couldn't believe what was happening in the first set and a bit. Dismal performance from Djoko. To give him his due, though, Serra was playing suprisingly well. Then at 5-7 2-5 0-40 down, Nole somehow comes back, saves 5 MPs, wins the next 5 games to take the 2nd set, then runs away with the third.
mugs match of the highest order, Djokovic playing clay court tennis on grass is absolutely horrendous, no matter how many match points Serra had the winner was never in doubt, but Djokovic didn't deserve to win the match and would have lost it if he played any better player than Serra today.
“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.”