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Novak Djokovic - Roberto Bautista
US Open men - 7 September 2015

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Djokovic 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-3 Bautista Agut. Game, set and match. Bautista Agut takes a 30-0 lead on serve, leaving Djokovic shaking his head at a forehand return long. But the Spaniard cannot hold on and the world number one battles his way back into the game, eventually sealing victory after three hours and three minutes when Bautista Agut puts a forehand long.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 6-4 5-3 Bautista Agut. Djokovic leaves himself potentially just one game away from a quarter-final clash with another Spaniard - Feliciano Lopez - after holding to go 5-3 up. Bautista Agut will have to serve to stay in this match now.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 6-4 4-3 Bautista Agut. Djokovic pushes on to try and get himself a double break in this fourth set, knowing his opponent's battling qualities and clearly not being sure he has done enough yet to have beaten him. But the Spaniard holds to remain just the one break down.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 6-4 4-2 Bautista Agut. Djokovic holds to consolidate his break once more, glaring up at his camp once more in determined triumph after sealing the game, Clearly the world number one has decided enough is enough as he looks to put this match to bed and book his place in the quarter-finals.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 6-4 3-2 Buatista Agut. Break. Djokovic bounces back immediately with a break to re-establish his advantage in this fourth set. There's a glare towards his camp and a scream from Djokovic as he pops a cheeky backhand over the net for a winner.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 6-4 2-2 Bautista Agut. Break. There's looks of concern in the Djokovic camp as their man sees his serve broken yet again by Bautista Agut. The Spaniard makes Djokovic pay for some sloppy groundstrokes and he's right bac in this match once again.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 6-4 2-1 Bautista Agut. The Spaniard stops Djokovic's run of games with a hold and keeps his deficit in this fourth set down to just the one break. Djokovic would surely feel more comfortable with the double break based on Bautista Agut's performance today.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 6-4 2-0 Bautista Agut. A rasping forehand winner from Djokovic helps him on his way to a hold to 15 in his first service game of this set as he consolidates his early break.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 6-4 1-0 Bautista Agut. Break. Ouch. Four unforced errors in quick succession cost Bautista Agut the opening game of the fourth set. He has put up a great challenge to the world number one so far this evening, it would be a shame if it fizzles out badly in this fourth set.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 6-4 Bautista Agut. Set. Unforced errors really cost Bautista Agut in this game as Djokovic takes a two sets to one lead with a hold to 15. The Spaniard's only point in the game comes courtesy of another booming forehand but that's all he can manage and Djokovic has the lead once more. Can he shut out the Spaniard in four sets?

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 5-4 Bautista Agut. Not an easy game for the Spaniard but he manages to just secure the hold, from deuce, to force Djokovic to serve out this third set. A forehand winner combined with a couple of errors from the Serb helps Bautista Agut to secure the game but has his chance of causing an upset gone now? Djokovic will serve for the third set next.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 5-3 Bautista Agut. A love service game from Djokovic, his easiest service game in some time, leaves Bautista Agut having to serve to stay in this third set.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 4-3 Bautista Agut. The backhand continues to be a problem for Djokovic as he follows a winner off that wing with an unforced error, Bautista taking advantage to post a straightforward service hold to remain just the one break adrift.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 4-2 Bautista Agut. Djokovic marches through a service hold to 15 to consolidate the break in this third set. The Serb is potentially just two games away from taking the lead again with a two sets to one lead.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 3-2 Bautista Agut. Break. Finally. Djokovic gets the break through with a much better game. The Serb world number one manages to move Bautista Agut around the court on almost every point and patiently waits for the errors to come from the Spaniard, which they do. A forehand error from Bautisa Agut ends the game in Djokovic's favour, who shows no emotion as he secures the break - just marching back to his chair for the change of ends.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 2-2 Bautista Agut. Djokovic continues to have to work hard for his service games as Bautista Agut pushes him to 30-30 before the Serb can dig out a running forehand winner to hold and level up once more.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 1-2 Bautista Agut. The Spaniard refuses to panic when he goes 0-30 down on serve, instead calmly going about his recovery before going on to hold. and sneak in front once more, with a trip into the net and a forehand volley winner.

 

Djokovic 6-3 1-1 Bautista Agut. Back to back forehand winners, both whistling past Djokovic in impressive style, help the Spaniard to a 0-30 lead against the Serb's serve. Djokovic finally steadies the ship with a hold to stop Bautista Agut's run of games, A double fault costs the Serb on his first game point, while he also squanders another two wiith unforced errors. But eventually Djokovic does hold, after drawing a backhand error from his opponent.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 0-1 Bautista Agut. The Spaniard eases through a service hold to 15 to open the third set in quick fashion. Bautista Agut is really looking comfortable now out on Arthur Ashe and has taken the last four straight games.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-6 Bautista Agut. Set. Bautista is making things very tough for Djokovic now as he breaks for just the second time to wrap up the second set in 50 minutes. An unreturnable serve from Djokovic appears to get him out of trouble as he levels up at 30-all but a backhand error once again proves to be his undoing, handing Bautista Agut a first set point. The Spaniard only needs the one, Djokovic making the error on the forehand side this time.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-5 Bautista Agut. The Spaniard 23rd seed is potentially just one game away from levelling up this clash now as he holds with a rasping forehand winner. Having looked just a few games away like he was cruising, Djokovic will now have to serve to stay in this second set.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-4 Bautista Agut. Break. A smash winner and an ace help Djokovic out to a game point in fairly straightforward style. But Bautista Agut denies the Serb, levelling up at deuce with a rattling backhand winner. A rare backhand winner from Djokovic, just his second in the match, helps the Serb earn himself another game point but again he can't take advantage of it, his backhand going astray once again and Bautista Agut suddenly finds himself with a break back point. A forehand winner from the Spaniard seals the break and we're back on serve in this set.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-3 Bautista Agut. Two more break points come and go for Djokovic as the Spaniard, despite having broken twice already, continues to struggle to take his opportunities particularly well. Both go begging on backhand errors as Bautista Agut escapes before holding with a neat backhand volley winner. Just the one break in it in this set still.

 

Djokovic 6-3 4-2 Bautista Agut. Another couple of backhand errors from Djokovic temporarily halts his progress as Bautista Agut throws in a forehand winner to level back at deuce with the Serb world number one. But a forehand error at just the wrong moment, the Spaniard's 10th unforced error, costs him and Djokovic goes on to hold with a forehand volley - already his 18th winner at the net.

 

Djokovic 6-3 3-2 Bautista Agut. Much better from the Spaniard as he holds to love for a confidence boosting game and to stop the run of games against him. Bautista Agut trails by a set and a break but he has shown so good stuff already out on Arthur Ashe.

 

Djokovic 6-3 3-1 Bautista Agut. Just the one dropped point for Djokovic as he consolidates the break in champion style. This is rapidly slipping away from the Spaniard now after a competitive first set. His next service game is vital.

 

Djokovic 6-3 2-1 Bautista Agut. Break. The world number one is beginning to assert his dominance in this match now as he again manoeuvres Bautista Agut around the court and draws a series of errors to break to 15 when a backhand volley ends up in the bottom of the net from the Spaniard.

 

Djokovic 6-3 1-1 Bautista Agut. Djokovic responds with a blink-and-you'll-miss-it service game of his own, opening with consecutive aces before going on to hold to love after two forced errors from his 23rd seeded opponent.

 

Djokovic 6-3 0-1 Bautista Agut. Putting the disappointment of losing those last two games and the first set firmly behind him, Bautista Agut races through the opening game of the second set with a hold for the loss of just the one point.

 

Djokovic 6-3 Bautista Agut. Set. The world number one continues to look vulnerable off his backhand wing and misses the court with another poor backhand to allow Bautista Agut a shot at getting the break back immediately. But the Spaniard goes for too much on a forehand and fails to take his chance. Djokovic then goes on to take the set with an emphatic smash winner that he buries into the court. Forty-six minutes on the clock and the world number one has the first set under his belt.

 

Djokovic 5-3 Bautista Agut. Break. Djokovic almost imperceptibly lifts his level and produces another couple of damaging forehand winners to earn himself another two break points. And this time, he needs only the one, finally securing the break, appropriately enough, with a third forehand winner! The world number one will now serve for the opening set.

 

Djokovic 4-3 Bautista Agut. The backhand breaks down for Djokovic in pretty spectacular style as he finds himself on the wrong side of a break point for the first time in the match. In true champion style, the Serb saves it with an ace before coming up with a second ace in quick succession and going on to seal the game.

 

Djokovic 3-3 Bautista Agut. The Spaniard makes a trip into the net, which proves fruitful when he buries a forehand smash winner into the open court to take the first point of the game. From there it is fairly plain sailing for Bautista Agut as he levels up once more.

 

Djokovic 3-2 Bautista Agut. Stubborn resistance so far from the Spaniard but it is the Djokovic forehand that is keeping the Serb just out in front. Another couple of forehand winners combined with an unreturnable serve and Djokovic holds to 30 to sneak back out in front.

 

Djokovic 2-2 Bautista Agut. A double fault sandwiched in between two Djokovic forehand winners doesn't help Bautista Agut's casue as he finds himself staring at two break points. The Spaniard saves the first with an ace and the second with a forehand winner to level up at deuce. He saves one more break point from there, when Djokovic can't get his forehand back into play and Bautista Agut goes on to escape with a hold.

 

Djokovic 2-1 Bautista Agut. A blistering forehand winner from Bautista Agut on the first point of the game serves notice to Djokovic that he won't have it quite all his own way today. But the world number one steps up the pace on his shots a little and holds to 3o to pull out in front again. Intriguing start from both players so far.

 

Djokovic 1-1 Bautista Agut. The Spaniard also opens confidently, beginning with an ace before going to get his side of the scoreboard ticking over with a hold to 15, another big serve proving too much for Djokovic as he fails to land his forehand.

 

Djokvic 1-0 Bautista Agut. Djokovic is quick to get going and holds with ease with a booming serve. The world number one looked confident and ready to play in that opening game, dictating each and every one of the points.

 

The players are ready to go and it will be Djokovic to kick things off by serving first ...

 

Djokovic and Bautista Agut have slightly belatedly arrived on court to the typical New York fanfare. We should be only about 10 minutes now from getting underway.

 

These two have only played each other twice before and Djokovic has come out on top on both of those occasions. Oddly, both of those matches were in the Dubai fourth round, in 2013 and again the following year in 2014, and Djokovic won them both in straight sets. The closest set came at the end of their 2013 clash when Bautista Agut pushed the Serb to a tie-break. Aside from that, Djokovic has dropped just five games against the Spaniard. All pretty ominous for Bautista Agut.

 

Hello and welcome to this fourth round clash between world number one Novak Djokovic and Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.