Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, serves to Bernabe Zapata Miralles, of Spain, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Novak Djokovic beat Bernabe Zapata Miralles in straight sets. John Minchillo/AP CNN  — 

Novak Djokovic continues to impress on his return to the US Open, breezing past Spain’s Bernabé Zapata Miralles in straight sets to reach the third round.

The Serbian is looking to add to his record tally of 23 men’s grand slam titles and the ease of the 6-4 6-1 6-1 win would suggest that winning the tournament is a real possibility.

Zapata Miralles put up a fight during the first set, but Djokovic’s class showed throughout the remainder of the matchup.

Djokovic was dominant throughout the second and third sets and was simply too good for his opponent, ranked No. 76 in the world.

Djokovic arrived at Flushing Meadows on good form after a win at the Western & Southern Open championship earlier this month – his first tournament on US soil since 2021.

More to follow.

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