It was easier for Novak Djokovic than it was for David Ferrer, but both men won their second round matchups Friday at the U.S. Open.
Djokovic beat Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil in straight sets, winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-2, and landing six break points in the process. Durta Silva also committed 36 unforced errors compared to Djokovic's 14. With Djokovic advancing, he now will take on the winner of Julien Benneteau of France and Dennis Novikov of the U.S. in the third round.
Ferrer, on the other hand, needed a tiebreaker in the final set of his match against the Netherlands' Igor Sijsling but managed to pull out the victory by the score of 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(12). Ferrer cruised through the first two sets before struggling a bit in the third with the tiebreaker lasting an hour and five minutes. Ferrer will now face the winner of Lleyton Hewitt of Austrailia and Luxemborg's Giles Muller.
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