Novak Djokovic stays on collision course with Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic downed Richard Gasquet in three sets to stay on track for a potential showdown with Roger Federer at the US Open.
Two-time champion Djokovic had too much in his locker for the Frenchman as he claimed a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium in just over two hours.
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“Yeah, absolutely. It was the best match of the week so far, without a doubt,” Djokovic said after the match. “One of the best performances I had in the hard court season after Wimbledon..
“[It] came at the right time because Gasquet is a tricky player, someone that has plenty of experience, someone that I know very well.”
The Serb broke twice in the opening set, once in the second and twice again in the third to book his place in the last 16 where he will face Jaoa Sousa.
Should he come through that and Federer beats John Millman, then the two will square off in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, Marin Cilic needed five sets to beat Australian teenager Alex Di Minaur.
Former US Open winner Cilic found himself two sets down, but he fought back to claim a 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 with the match finishing 2.22am local time on Sunday morning.
The Croatian will face David Goffin in the fourth round after the Belgian secured a 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) win over Jan-Lennard Struff.
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