US Open men • 1st Round

Novak Djokovic - Márton Fucsovics
US Open men - 28 August 2018

US Open – Follow the Tennis match between Novak Djokovic and Márton Fucsovics live with Eurosport. The match starts at 17:00 on 28 August 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-0 Fucsovics -

Djokovic says that during the break, he and Fucsovics were next to each other, naked in an ice bath, with the rest of the match still to play. "Magnificent", he says.


Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-0 Fucsovics -

This is a great win for Djokovic, who was forced to seek himself by an inspired opponent who ultimately ran out of gas and flow. He plays Tenys Sandgren next, and is a step closer that quarter-final with Roger Federer.


Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-4 5-0 Fucsovics -

Djokovic has now won nine games in a row. He's quite good at tennis.


Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-4 4-0 Fucsovics -

Jim Courier takes pains to explain how hot it is, and how unpleasant that heat is, even for a player like him who was fitter than the majority of his contemporaries. Meanwhile, Fucsovics is still out there fighting, but at break point-down, hit nails a serve, only to crash his clean-up forehand into the net. This is very nearly did.


Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-4 2-0 Fucsovics -

Djokovic is into this now, and breaks at the first time of asking in set four. It's a long way back now for Fucso.


Djokovic 6-3 3-6 4-6 Fucsovics -

Oh I say! Djokovic gets to 30-40 on Fucsovics' serve and stays in the point with a pair of gets, twice making his man play one more overhead - which he can't put away! And when Djokovic forces his way into the point, Fucsovics riushes things when nicely positioned, hitting an attempted winner wide! Out of nowhere, Djokovic wins the four games in a row, and will surely sort things from here. In the meantime, the players depart for a ten-minute break.


Djokovic 6-3 3-6 3-4 Fucsovics -

It's been a while coming, but Djokovic is here! He gets to 15-40, then lasers a frankly ridiculous backhand pass, flat and cross-court, for the break back. He might make a player one day.


Djokovic 6-3 3-6 2-4 Fucsovics -

Djokovic has taken his hat off and looks less silly for it, but that's about all that's going for him at the moment. Fucsovics is playing with so much composure, so when he has to play a deuce to hold, he does.


Djokovic 6-3 3-6 1-2 Fucsovics -

Well lookee here! Fucsovics, the world number 40, takes his saved serve and goes after Djokovic's sealing the deal with a nails forehand that even some gymnastic flexibility can't resolve. Is Djokovic in trouble here?


Djokovic 6-3 3-6 1-1 Fucsovics -

Djokovic earns break point, but Fucsovics isn't going away; he has to play four very good shots to save it, so he does and then closes out.


Djokovic 6-3 3-6 Fucsovics -

Well how about that! Fucsovics is having none of Djokovic's nonsense, breaking early in the set and hanging on to take it. We have ourselves a ball-game!


Djokovic 6-3 Fucsovics -

With Djokovic serving for the set, Fucsovics finds his range, getting to 0-30. They end up at deuce, before a 23-shot rally gives Djokovic set-point, who wraps it up with a punishing forehand and backhand volley at the net. That was a lovely set (of tennis, lest you were wondering).


Djokovic 1-0 Fucsovics -

Djokovic wins the first game on serve and will now set about Fucsovics'.


Next on Ashe, we have some bloke by the name of Djokovic. He's playing Fucsovics, who will know that he's in a world of trouble - yerman is almost back to his unbeatable best.