US Open 2019: Daniil Medvedev safely through in straight sets
|US Birth 2019|
|Venue:Flushing Meadows, Novel YorkDates:26 Aug – 8 Sep|
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World #1 Novak Djokovic booked his space within the 2d round of the US Birth with victory over Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena.
The Serb three-time champion won 6-4 6-1 6-4 to kick-off the defence of his title at Flushing Meadows.
Djokovic has reached the last on his previous three appearances in Novel York nonetheless used to be taken to four sets in his opening two rounds last year.
He faces American Sam Querrey or Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero next.
Meanwhile, Russian fifth seedDaniil Medvedevtook stunning 85 minutes to indulge in a look at off Indian world number 88 Prajnesh Gunneswaran with a routine 6-4 6-1 6-2 select.
The 23-year-dilapidated, who has reached three consecutive tour finals this year, will face South Korean Kwon Rapidly-woo or Bolivian Hugo Dellien within the 2d round – both ranked exterior the field’s high 80.
In other locations, Jap seventh seedKei Nishikoriraced into the 2d round when he took a 6-1 4-1 lead before Argentine opponent Marco Trungelliti, 29, retired with a encourage command.
“Or now now not it is a little bit sad to indulge in a look at. He’s a in fact perfect participant,” acknowledged Nishikori, who faces 108th-ranked AmericanBradley Klahnwithin the next round.
“I conducted mighty tennis from the starting up and I’m pleased with the methodology I conducted. But honestly, I essential to play a little more because I was feeling true on the courtroom and I essential to build up a little more self assurance.”