The world no.1 and holder of the past three Grand Slams, Novak Djokovic, scored an amazing come from behind victory from 2-sets to love down against the 22nd seeded Italian Andreas Seppi to keep his quest for the 'Novak Slam' alive. For the majority of the match, it seemed as though the Serbian would suffer the same fate as of his WTA counterpart Victoria Azarenka, who was ousted from the French Open earlier in the day. However, the world no.1, despite not being at his best, managed to lift his game when it mattered clawing his way back into the match using his vast experience to scrape past his determined opponent.
Djokovic started off the first set in impeccable form, dictating play with pace and accuracy from both wings as he raced to a 3-0 lead, breaking the Italian in the 2nd game. However, Seppi, who is currently enjoying a career high rank of 25, was not to be denied as he brought the scores level thanks to some solid play. Errors started to flow from Djokovic's racquet with his usually reliable backhand also deserting him. Djokovic gifted another service game at 4-4 courtesy some loose forehands and compromised footwork, allowing the Italian to serve for the set. Novak tried to battle back in the following game but Seppi saved a break point en route to closing out the first set 6-4.