Score, report, and key facts
Querrey had a head start at the beginning of the set to break Djokovic in the 1st game (1-0). Nonetheless, Djokovic managed to stage a good comeback to break Querrey in the 6th (3-3) gamein the 12th game before winning the set (7-5) after breaking his opponent in the last game.
Novak won the set after he broke the American in the 4th (3-1) and in the 6th (5-1) game. That break was the key and it was sufficient for the Serbian to conquer the set as he didn’t concede his serve during the rest of the set.
The American was completely wiped out in the last 5 games of the set (from 1-1 to 6-1).
At the end of the match, the Serbian scored 74 points vs. Querrey’s 53 points.
Djokovic served exceptionally well to win 84% of the points (31/37) behind his first serve, and he won 50% points (13/26) on his second serve. Djokovic fired 15 aces and he committed 5 double faults. Djokovic was pretty focused in converting 57% of the break points that he procured (4/7). On the other side, Querrey was far from perfect in converting his break points as he converted only 20% of his break points (1/5). That was one of the key issues for his loss.
After this encounter, the head to head between Djokovic and Querrey is 9-2 for Novak.
Highlights Novak Djokovic vs. Sam Querrey Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati
Next Match: Novak Djokovic vs. Pablo Carreno-Busta – H2H and stats
Djokovic will face Carreno-Busta in the 3rd round.
The last time that they locked horns, Djokovic won 6-2 4-6 6-4 in the 3rd round in Monte Carlo back in 2017.