Novak Djokovic: ‘My two matches so far have been played in a high quality’

Novak Djokovic said he was ‘ready to go deep in the tournament’ after producing another superb performance at the French Open.

The Serbian ace was in scintillating form as he overpowered Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the second round on Thursday.

Djokovic needed just over two hours and hit 32 winners to set up a third round clash with Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, and he is understandably in confident mood after describing his tennis so far as ‘high quality.’

“I’m playing well, feeling great,” Djokovic said after the match. “I’m ready to go deep in this tournament. Hopefully that’s going to be the case.

“But I’ll take it match by match, and so far the two matches that I have played have been played in a high quality.”

Although Djokovic was rarely troubled by Cuevas, he maintained the Uruguayan was a very dangerous opponent, one he was happy to be able to contain.

“I’m pleased with the performance today, particularly against a very good player, a specialist on clay, someone I have never faced before.

“[He] has got a lot of spin. [He hits] just a very difficult ball to handle in these kind of conditions when it’s a bit warmer. These balls during the day are bouncing really high.”

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