The number one seed easily surpassed Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-4 in the evening of August 15.
The first set lasted more than 30 minutes with the active match completely belonging to Djokovic. The Serbian spoiled himself five times, losing four points with the serve and scoring 13 winners.
A cross-field shot at the time of draw 2-2 helps seed number one win the game to save the first ball of the match to take the lead. Djokovic closes the opening set with a winner and doesn’t give the opponent a chance to win the game.
In the game assigned the first set of two, the number one player in the world suddenly hit the left hand. The netball brought two consecutive break-points for Carreno Busta but he missed. In the next game, it was the Spanish player who made a mistake and was later handed the ball by Djokovic
At the next similar times are being led 1-3, Busta rescues two break-points with two hand-won winner points to preserve the game delivered. Before the match ended with a backhand winner, Djokovic had two more times to face the risk of being blocked by the opponent but the game was neutralized.
Novak Djokovic 2-0 Pablo Carreno Busta
During the entire 90-minute match, Nole wins 40% of the serve, scoring 30 winner points, of which eight are handed over. He has 22 self-defeating errors, while in Carreno Busta is 15 winner and 17 similar errors respectively.
“I am very happy with my performance today. I have been effective against a very good opponent. Although the game has only two sets, the score does not reflect all the difficult situations. In general, this is a good game”, said the defending champion of the tournament.
The 347th victory in 1000 Masters and also the 34th in Cincinnati brought Djokovic into the quarterfinals and will meet Lucas Pouille – the French player who defeated the number eight seed Karen Khachanov 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2 to win the first Masters quarter-final since Monte Carlo in 2017.