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Djokovic Advances In Paris As He Defeats Carballes Baena

  • Novak Djokovic advanced in the French Open in Paris by defeating Roberto Carballes Baena in straight sets.
  • Djokovic faced the 63rd-ranked Carballes Baena, a player he has beaten twice in straight sets previously.
  • Carballes Baena initially broke Djokovic’s serve but Djokovic overcame this setback to secure the victory.

Newsypeople- Novak Djokovic overcame an early break deficit to defeat Roberto Carballes Baena in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2, and advance to the third round at Roland Garros. Despite a late show of defiance from Carballes Baena, Djokovic’s dominant performance secured his victory and kept him on track for a potential second week in Paris.

The match began with Djokovic struggling to find his rhythm on serve, allowing Carballes Baena to break in the opening game. However, Djokovic quickly broke back to love, and his forehand began to dictate play in the longer rallies.

Djokovic Advances In Paris As He Defeats Carballes Baena
Djokovic Advances In Paris As He Defeats Carballes Baena | Roland Garros

Carballes Baena continued to survive the pressure, creating some great shots, particularly on the backhand side, as the set grew on. Towards the end of the set, Carballes Baena threatened with a break, but Djokovic shut him down with effortless ease, taking his first set point to break Carballes Baena and take the set 6-4.

In the second set, Djokovic’s old self began to return, as he opened up the court with his forehand. Despite being broken in the fifth game, Djokovic assumed dominance and control, breaking on three occasions to win the set in 36 minutes.

The third set saw Djokovic maintain his stranglehold on the match, breaking Carballes Baena’s serve in the fifth game to further increase his control.

Carballes Baena’s frustration grew as he was unable to threaten Djokovic or outlast him in the longer rallies, with another early break of serve doing the damage for the world number one.

Despite a late show of defiance from Carballes Baena, Djokovic steadied the ship, and a forehand into the net from the Spaniard secured a comfortable performance.


After the match, Djokovic thanked the crowd for their support, acknowledging the challenging conditions at Roland Garros this year.

He praised Carballes Baena for his precise shots and expressed satisfaction with his performance, stating that he started to play at a higher level towards the end of the match.

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