Last night at the US Open, the top seeds flexed their muscles. Roger Federer cruised to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Dudi Sela (yes Dudi, you five year old), Serena Williams dominated Michaella Krajicek 6-0, 6-1, and world number one Caroline Wozniacki came up with answers on all the big points in a 6-2, 6-0 victory.
The most excruciating defeat came on prime-time television with Novak Djokovic going up against Carlos Berlocq. Johnny Mac made sure to mention that Berlocq was playing the best tennis of his career and had recently cracked the top 100. Unfortunately for Carlos, he was going up against a man who had lost two matches all year.
What followed was an absolute massacre. I can’t remember the last time I saw a 6-0, 6-0 score in the men’s game – if at all. The Djoker made him look like a country club player:
There are at least four shots during that exchange where Novak could have ended the point but chose to toy with him instead. While most of the clapping he received was sarcastic, I give the crowd a lot of credit for hanging in there until Berlocq won his first game at 6-0, 6-0, 2-0. I would have left half way through the second set.
Djokovic is now 59-2 on the year and the favorite to win the US Open.