Novak Djokovic behaved better in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open

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ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer

September 16, 2020, 12:51 PM

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ROME — Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open.

The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire during a 6-3, 6-2 win over local wild-card entry Salvatore Caruso in his opening match at the Italian Open.

When the umpire came down to inspect a ball mark on the red clay early in the first set and made an overrule in Caruso’s favor, Djokovic just replied, “Yup,” and rubbed out the

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