New York: Novak Djokovic's 6-0, 6-0, 6-2 dismantling of Carlos Berlocq left the Argentinian feeling like the victim of an alien invasion at the US Open on Thursday.
"This guy is from another planet," said 74th-ranked Berlocq, who simply had no answer for the all-conquering Serbian who has now won 59 matches this season with just two defeats.
The lopsided contest took just an hour and a half, and Berlocq's plight had the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd rooting for him at the end. When he finally managed to win a game, he got a standing ovation.
Djokovic, however, was having nothing to do with sentiment.
"You know, I felt a little bit for him, in a certain stage of the match in the third set where he was trying really hard to get back into the match."
But even though he's friendly with Berlocq off the court, Djokovic gave him no quarter.
"Doesn't really matter who is across the net," Djokovic said. "You always want to win."