Novak Djokovic demonstrated how to smash a racquet and how to cope with adversity as he reached the quarter-finals on Thursday. Djokovic mangled his racquet after losing the first set to Juan Monaco of Argentina,but recovered from a break down in the second to clinch a 4-6 6-2 6-3 win.
Then,from a break down in the second,Djokovic turned on his A game and eased into an easy win.
I hope the children watching dont do that, a smiling Djokovic told a news conference,referring to his racket-smashing. But I show my emotions out there. Thats who I am.
Meanwhile,David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych both advanced to the last eight with straight-set wins. Rafael Nadal,Roger Federer and Andy Murray were all due to play 3rd round matches later on Thursday.