Roland Garros: Novak Djokovic beats Marton Fucsovics, the Highlights

In the third round, the two-time French Open winner will face the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who eliminated home player van Assche in three sets

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Roland Garros: Novak Djokovic beats Marton Fucsovics, the Highlights

Novak Djokovic wins his second round match at Roland Garros 2023, beating the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in three sets and with the result 7-6, 6-0, 6-3. The intentions of the world number three are clear: as it is the end of the program, close the games as soon as possible.

The one in the first set is a nervous Novak Djokovic. There are many enemies for the Belgrade tennis player: the wind, the conditions of the field, the balls and no less the opponent. Fucsovics makes little mistakes, wins long rallies, what used to be Djokovic's terrain, puts him in trouble with the back: when he changes direction, the former number one is in the vast majority of cases in trouble.

All this creates a set of factors that lead the Grand Slam champion to make mistakes when he has to serve for the first set. A speech that ends in the tiebreak: the Hungarian tennis player immediately escapes from the hands, with the surgical Serbian in closing the partial.

Novak Djokovic beats Marton Fucsovics, the Highlights

It's another story in the second and third sets. The nervousness faded, perhaps in those minutes that divide the two partials and Djokovic shows off the best version of himself so far.

He doesn't hit the ball badly, he doesn't let the variations of Fucsovics fool him, who in the meantime is suffering from a significant physical decline. The Serbian, therefore, closes the set without conceding a game and is preparing to follow this positive streak also in the third.

A goal that succeeds only in the first game, when he immediately breaks Fucsovics' serve, but suffers immediately after the counter break, which restores balance for a short while. Broken again in the fifth game, when it is the Hungarian who makes too many mistakes, allowing the Serbian the break.

The Hungarian lacks energy, the energy necessary to hold another round of service, giving Djokovic yet another break, the one sufficient to close the match. A game that still escapes Djokovic, who to serve in the match is overwhelmed by Fucsovics' tail shot.

He thus takes advantage of it on his opponent Djokovic's turn of service to close the second round speech. In the third round, the two-time French Open winner will face the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who eliminated home player van Assche in three sets.

Below the highlights:

Credits: Video from the Roland Garros YouTube page

Novak Djokovic Marton Fucsovics Alejandro Davidovich Foki
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