Djokovic Continues Title Charge In His Second Match At 2024 Roland Garros

Djokovic Continues Title Charge In His Second Match At 2024 Roland Garros

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic continued his 2024 Roland Garros run, and this time, he looked very much like his old self, as he didn't struggle at all.

A lot has been said about the Serbian and his level recently, as it simply hasn't been very good, but he's slowly getting there. Very few doubted that he could turn things around at Roland Garros, but many fans will be relieved that he's actually doing it.

His first match in Paris was decent, but this one was clearly better. He played a tricky player but also one who doesn't favor this matchup at all. Roberto Carballes Baena struggled most of the match because he was not aggressive enough to give the 24-time major winner too many problems.

He's also not quite good enough to cover the court against a player of such caliber, and he needed to go against Djokovic, but the Serbian moved him around very well. Eventually, he'd back him down into a corner and win the rally.

That's how the match went, and the Spaniard barely ever found any counter. The opening set was a 6-4 win for Djokovic behind 14 winners and very clutch play when he needed to play well.

Djokovic's performance in the second set was much better. He was fully in rhythm and playing really solid tennis. Carballes Baena also fell off a cliff, which helped with that.

The final set was not too terrible from the Spaniard, but it was still not good enough against Djokovic, who had some spectacular moments. This was by far the highest level of tennis we saw from him in a very long time, and he deserved the win.

The final score was 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 for Djokovic, who looked very good in this match.

Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Carballes Baena Match Stats:

Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 Roberto Carballes Baena
5 Aces 2
1 Double Faults 3
64% First Serve % 62%
73% (35/48) Points Won After First Serve % 49% (24/49)
59% (16/27) Points Won After Second Serve % 40% (12/30)
58% (7/12) Break Point Conversion 67% (2/3)
43 Winners 19
24 Unforced Errors 22


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