RG R3:  N. Djokovic def. T.Kokkinakis 6-4 6-4 6-4
This was a very good match from Kokkinakis. 12 games against Djokovic and also saved a lot of BPs too. Very very good effort. :hatoff: His forehand is brutal. It will develop over the years and will be a treat to watch. Even Djokovic was frustrated at times with it.
As for Djokovic, played enough to get a solid win and could have had a better scoreline in each of three sets. Easy win for #1.
One more round to the biggest test! Good luck champ. :yeah:
Let the Kokk puns begin
Post match presentation: Djokovic was praising the effort by the teenage in French and Kokki could not understand and gave a smile and thumbs up. It was funny. :haha:
The Kid never posed any challenge, either b4 or during the match. Made typical rookie mistakes . Novak was good enough BUT not great .
Novak appeared to be winded even in some of the longer rallies , very few and far between.
If Novak plays like this in the QF, it is not a given that he will beat Rafa. If QF match has longer rallies and lot of deuce games, it will be even steven or stakced against Novak.
Excelent play by Kokk. IMO he is the most talented of his generation, and has the game to be future No.1. Good serve bcs of his height, but good ground game too. He, not Coric, will be No.1. Coric will be No.2 and Kyrgios No.3. He just needs more time to develop his game bcs he has more weapons.