Tennis, Us Open: Djokovic overwhelms Muller and returns to number 1. Musetti eliminated in the first round


By John

With a peremptory 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 Novak Djokovic defeated the Frenchman Alexandre Muller (84 Atp) in the first round of the US Open, thus guaranteeing himself a return to number 1 in the world rankings. The 36-year-old Serbian champion will now face the Spaniard Bernabe Zapata Miralles.

Frenchman Titouan Droguet, who had never played a match on the main ATP circuit before, defeated Italian Lorenzo Musetti, world number 20, to reach the second round of the US Open after progressing through qualifying. The 22-year-old Droguet dispatched Musetti 6-3, 0-6, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-2 in 3.40.