US Open: Novak Djokovic eases into round two

Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic raced into the second round of the US Open with a 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition of Joao Souza of Brazil to close Monday’s first day session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Djokovic had to wait in the wings for Venus Williams to complete a two-hour, 40-minute win at Ashe, but once the Serb hit the court he played as if he had a taxi meter running outside the National Tennis Center.

Joao Souza of Brazil serves to Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day one of the 2015 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. USA TODAY Sports
Joao Souza of Brazil serves to Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day one of the 2015 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. USA TODAY Sports – Eurosport

Ones were wild for Djokovic, who won each set 6-1 in a one hour 11 minute romp to victory for the reigning Australian and Wimbledon champion.

“There’s something I love about number one, for sure,” Djokovic told the crowd in an on-court interview.

Djokovic will next meet either Canadian Vasek Pospisil or Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria.