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By RICHARD NOLTE –
1:10 p.m. EDT April 16, 2014
NEW YORK — Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic received standing ovations as he took the court on Saturday for the second-round match at the U.S. Open. After taking an early advantage in sets, Djokovic was overwhelmed by the American Andy Murray 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Murray dropped only the first set, then began to take control of the match in the second. The British man broke Djokovic early in the second set, but didn’t seem to be hurt by the mistake. Djokovic took the next two sets by a score of 6-2, 6-2, and was never seriously threatened with Murray to force him to retire.
Djokovic, who has beaten Djokovic at five other majors, is trying get back on track after the three-set rout at Roland Garros and the three-set disaster against Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon. Murray went 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.
Murray was serving for the first set when Djokovic’s forehand hit the net wire. The ball hit the back of the baseline. Djokovic walked across court to retrieve it as spectators began to applaud him. After he returned to his corner of the court, there were more cheers. After he got back to his corner of the court, the crowd continued to cheer him.
Djokovic then stepped up to the baseline and asked for a towel from the referee. Djokovic then wiped his face with the towel as the crowd began to make a ruckus. Eventually, he took the towel and shook his head as he walked to his chair to start the third set.
He was trailing Murray’s serve in the third set