COUPE ROGERS 2013
Dancin’ Djokovic Promises More Moves To Come
by ATP Staff|
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic made up for an efficient start to his title defence Tuesday night at the Coupe Rogers, entertaining the spectators on court Central by dancing to "Get Lucky" following the match.
"It was a little agreement I had with my friends when we had vacation time a few weeks ago," explained Djokovic. "This is one of the summer hits. We listened to that song quite a lot. We had a lot of dancing going on. I said, Why not? I'll do it after the first match in Montréal.
"If I keep on winning, I'll do it after every match. If I win the next one, you can expect same song but maybe little bit different dance. We'll work on it."
The three-time champion needed just 55 minutes to get by German Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-1, as he extended his winning streak at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament to 11 matches.
Djokovic served his way out of the trouble in the final game as he rallied from triple break point down. He saved seven break points total, while capitalising on four of his seven opportunities.
"As the match went on, I felt more comfortable on the court," said Djokovic. "That's something that makes me happy. Obviously to win the first match after four weeks, first match on hard courts since Miami basically this year, it's been more than a few months. In order to play that well, I have to keep up and practise tomorrow, so I'm confident I can continue on."
Ninth seed Kei Nishikori became the first player to reach the third round as he rallied from a set down for a second straight day to defeat Italian Andreas Seppi 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. He next meets No. 7 seed Richard Gasquet. The two-time finalist cruised past Slovakian Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-2.
In first-round action, No. 10 seed Tommy Haas defeated Belgian qualifier David Goffin 7-6(4), 6-3, while Russian Nikolay Davydenko ousted 14th-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. Simon has been recovering from pertussis and two broken ribs, diagnosed shortly after Wimbledon.
“My ribs still hurt, but the time has come when the pain should subside,” said Simon. “So the goal is to be ready when the pain will go away… Here I'm able to practice, which is good.”