But he knocks a forehand long on the second and Djokovic is through to the second round after a minor scare. Fucsovics will wonder about what might have been given that he was a break up in the third set, but it was one-way traffic once Djokovic had found a way to cope with the sweltering conditions. Monica Puig has walloped Stefanie Vogele , The Puerto Rican plays Caroline Garcia next. The crisis seems to have been averted by Novak Djokovic.
The first set goes to Alexander Zverev on Louis Armstrong. But the fourth seed was generous enough to allow Peter Polansky two games. Are we watching Konta regress to her true level this year? The Hungarian, who was a break up in the third set, finds himself facing a set point. He should cancel it out, only to mess up forehand volley at the net and then a smash, allowing Djokovic to hustle him into a wild forehand!
Djokovic roars as he takes a , , lead on Arthur Ashe; then he disappears for a comfort break. Caroline Garcia moves a game away from the second round. Dominika Cibulkova, the 29th seed, has enjoyed an escape against Arantxa Rus. The punchy Slovakian has fought back to win , , This is more like it from Djokovic, who fights to before breaking back with a glorious backhand pass from left to right.
Venus Williams: Tennis player will not be charged over June car crash - BBC Sport
Caroline Garcia leads , Maybe Konta can bribe the sixth seed with a slice of cake? The errors are mounting from Djokovic, who knocks a forehand long to hand another game to Fucsovics. It would be good to see Zverev put a proper run together here. Fucsovics wears Djokovic down with a huge forehand and earns a break point with a killer blow. He clenches his fist.
Novak Djokovic beats Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0!
But he nets a forehand, letting Djokovic scramble to deuce. Then Djokovic grinds to take the next point, prompting him to whip the crowd into a frenzy. In the stands, Jelena urges her husband to lift his level. But Fucsovics still has the break in the third set. The Swiss has fallen to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus, losing , , Marton Fucsovics slams an ace down the middle to consolidate the break.
Djokovic is going to explode in a minute. Marton Fucsovics leads , , against the tournament favourite and I apologise for writing the Hungarian off earlier. With Jo Konta serving at , Caroline Garcia races into a lead.
- From around the web;
- SAFE SUICIDE?
- Schaums Outline of Basic Electricity, Second Edition (Schaums Outlines)!
A wheezing Novak Djokovic swings an ace down the middle to scrub out a break point at the start of the third set. Jo Konta finds herself down an early break against Caroline Garcia. We noted earlier that Djokovic tends to win matches after taking the first set - but just look at the state of this one now.
- US Open 2018, day one: Nadal, Serena and Murray through, Halep out – as it happened.
- Win the Crowd: Unlock the Secrets of Influence, Charisma, and Showmanship;
- Orosman at Zafira!
- The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.
Djokovic has wilted in the heat and Fucsovics has taken full advantage, roaring back to win the second set and level the match on Arthur Ashe. Djokovic is given a tablet by the doctor for his stomach issues and has his shirt off and is getting cold towels to every available part of his body. It worked anyway, he held to love.
Konta is in the first and the match is on serve. Tennys Sandgren , who will play the winner of the Djokovic-Fucsovics match, has won in straight sets. Fucsovics has just held with a lovely winner down the line and is up in the second. Djokovic will now get some attention for his illness.
Roger Federer crashes out US Open where you could ‘BARELY BREATHE’ in shocking conditions
Jo Konta is on court for her match against Caroline Garcia. It's one of the first times it's happened to me. Clearly you just keep on sweating more and more and more and more as the match goes on. You lose energy as it goes by. He maybe comes from one of the most humid places on earth, Brisbane. I knew I was in for a tough one. Maybe when you feel like that, as well, you start missing chances, and I had those. But I've trained in tougher conditions. I've played in the daytime at F.
Some days it's just not the day where the body can cope with it. I think just that makes it a totally different US Open. It was just tough.
It was the first time Federer has ever lost to a player outside the top 50 in New York.
I thought John played a great match in difficult conditions. Then I come back for the Laver Cup and hopefully finish the year strong. Millman is having the best year of his career having struggled with several injuries over the years, most seriously a shoulder problem in He spent part of the lay-off working for a friend's finance company and wondering whether his tennis career was over. Speaking on court, he said: I have so much respect for Roger and everything he's done for the game, and he's been a hero of mine. Today he was definitely not at his best, but I'll take it.