Novak Djokovic v Paul Henri Mathieu Live
Novak Djokovic will face Paul Henri Mathieu in the second round of the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday, August 27.
The world number one had arrived at New York bereft of any kind of form after his win at the Wimbledon Open Tennis Championship earlier this year. Although Novak Djokovic had hoped to get some match practice under his belt before arriving for the grand slam at New York, things did not work out as planned for the Serb as he made his way out in the second round at both Canada and Cincinnati. However, Novak Djokovic proved his doubters wrong when he won his first game at the US Open in straight sets as he beat Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
Frenchman Paul Henri Mathieu, who is ranked 81 in the world got past Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in an epic five setter in the first round. After a breath-taking first four sets with little to separate the duo, Paul Henri Mathieu ran away with the match in the fifth set which he won 6-1.
Novak Djokovic and Paul Henri Mathieu have met on the hard court four times, most recently at the Australian Open in 2013. The Serbian has prevailed over his opponent on all four occasions and it looks like that is going to be the case yet again when the duo clashon Wednesday.
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Posted: 27th August 2014
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