Novak Djokovic Outclasses Tatsuma Ito In Melbourne To Reach Third Round

Novak Djokovic has moved through to the third round of this year’s first Grand Slam Tournament – Australian Open, having outclassed the wild card player Japanese player Tatsuma Ito 6-1 6-4 6-2. Tatsuma Ito is currently ranked 146 in the world, while Djokovic boasts of the second position in the world ranking. 

In the warm weather of Melbourne, Djokovic raised exhibited an extraordinary show, beating the Japanese with ease. The second seed player didn’t give Ito a single chance to make a comeback in the game. He finished the game in 3-sets comprehensively. 7-Time Australian Open winner Djokovic hit 7 winners in 22-minutes first set. He made only two winners while taking the lead of 4-0 in the starting which shows his domination. He won the first set by 6-1 and which stood for just 22 minutes.

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In the second set, Ito started on a positive note with taking 1-0 lead, as one backhand shot clearly didn’t work out well for Djokovic. Djokovic, though, didn’t take much time to make it 1-1 as his footwork and movement were outstanding. Ito’s temperament was on a different level in this set and he made it 3-2 despite knowing that Novak is the master of the hardcore slide.

For the second time, Novak failed to convert breakpoint and the game ended with an ace. Now the scoreline was 3-4 as Ito was leading. However, Djokovic came back strong and grabbed the second with 6-4 and showed why he is number two in the world.

Novak repeated the same story in the third set. His defense is a joy to watch and we saw the short glimpse of his technique in the 3rd set. It was pretty clear that Djokovic was never threatened in this game. Djokovic won the 3rd set by 6-2 and set another date with a Japanese player in the next round.