It was a very intense and tough match for both of the players, with some spectacular 35 shot rallies. The quality of the match was unbelievable in the first two sets. Ferrer looked ready for the big task and at times it seemed physically stronger than Djokovic.
On top of it, the Serbian survived an injury scare in the second set, as he was having trouble with his thigh. But Djokovic showed some incredible positive attitude and as he took the second set in a tiebreak, there was little doubt who would come out as winner in the end.
The third set was a formality, the Serbian finding his very best game that made him almost unbeatable last season.
“It was a great match. We played almost three hours.After a couple of games I was feeling, wow, this is going to be a long night’.” Djokovic said after the match. “
The Serbian will play Britain’s Murray next, who defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-1.