Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, 32, was extremely satisfied with the serving performance he showed in his Australian Open third round clash. Djokovic, seeded at No. 2, saw off Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets 6-3 6-2 6-2 to reach the second week at Melbourne Park.
The 32-year-old Serb was flawless on his serve as he fired 17 aces and won 54 of his 62 service points throughout the match. After the Nishioka win, Djokovic credited former world No. 2 and his coach Goran Ivanisevic for the improvement on his serve.
"Definitely one of the best serving matches I’ve had lately [and] inspired by my coach, Goran Ivanisevic,” Djokovic said, per the ATP Tour. “There are a lot of technical details you can talk about, but sometimes less is more.
It’s all about the rhythm and balance… So far, it’s been working really well”. Djokovic dropped his serve four times to Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round but since then he has won two matches in a row without a break suffered. The record seven-time Australian Open champion plays next against Argentine Diego Schwartzman.