clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2012 U.S. Open Scores: Novak Djokovic Advances

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic advanced through the third round of the U.S. Open on Sunday afternoon, defeating No. 31 Julien Benneteau, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The victory rarely looked in doubt for Djokovic, who doubled his total of games lost in the Open during the win.

In the first two rounds of the tournament, Djokovic lost just seven games combined as he rarely looked uncomfortable. Benneteau, who has never advanced past the third round of the U.S. Open, occasionally challenged the world's second-ranked player, but the Frenchman was clearly out-played.

Djokovic's match was the big warm-up at Arthur Ashe Stadium before Sunday's marquee event, Andy Roddick's match against Fabio Fognini. Roddick has already announced that he'll retire after the tournament, so it could be the last chance for fans to watch the best American men's player in recent memory playing competitively.

Follow SB Nation Minnesota for updates or check out SB Nation's tennis page for more tennis coverage.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.