And 10! By dismissing the American Maxime Cressy (7-6, 6-4) in the second round of the Rolex Paris Masters, Novak Djokovic signed his tenth victory in a row in the tournament since 2019. The Serb has not lost on the circuit – excluding Laver Cup – since May 31 and its defeat at Roland-Garros against Rafael Nadal.
Very diligent on his service games, Novak Djokovic lost only three points on his engagement in the first set, before crucifying Cressy in a one-way tie-break (7-1) well helped by two double faults from his opponent. . In the second set, Djokovic found the fault at 4-4 on Cressy’s serve by converting the first of his five break points in total to conclude after 1 hour 43 minutes of a style opposition made wobbly by the limits of the American as soon as an exchange begins from the baseline. In the next round, Djokovic will aim for his 11th straight victory at the Accor Arena against the winner of Khachanov – Huesler.
Cressy’s serve and volley insufficient
In London, during “his” Laver Cup, Roger Federer had confided on the occasion of his farewell to the competition that the service and volley had, to his great regret, no longer too much future in very high level tennis. Maxime Cressy (25 years old, 34th) arises there to contradict the pessimism of the Maestro. With his systematic sequences towards the net behind his first and second balls, he looks like a survivor of an era that seems to be over.
But this art is not necessarily synonymous with plenitude like Stefan Edberg or Boris Becker, two of the greatest server-volleyball players in the game who reigned in their time in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. This is all the more true when the reckless American is facing the best raiser on the circuit (of all time?), in this case Novak Djokovic, winner of his tenth game in a row since his return to business. to Astana tournament end of September.