The win was Djokovic’s 250th at the Masters 1000 level.
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Top-ranked Novak Djokovic began his preparation for the U.S. Open by defeating Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) Tuesday, advancing to the third round of the ATP Montreal Masters.Djokovic will now wait for a winner from American Jack Sock and 14th seed Grigor Dimitrov. Sock beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (5) while Dimitrov eliminated Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 7-5 .In the first round, holder Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the French 10th seed, opened his campaign with a defeat of Borna Coric 6-4, 6-4 while Czech Lukas Rosol upset South African 12th seed Kevin Anderson 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4)Australian Nick Kyrgios began his hardcourt run with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Fernando Verdasco under the watchful eye of new mentor Lleyton Hewitt.Kyrgios called his win over Verdasco acceptable.
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