Aussie Open… Djokovic begins 7th title bid with easy win


Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record seventh Australian Open title in easy fashion Tuesday, beating 230th-ranked Mitchell Krueger 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in 2hr 3 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

The world number one had reached the Australian Open second round for 13 consecutive years and that streak was never threatened by the American qualifier, who was making his debut at Melbourne Park.

Djokovic will face the dangerous unseeded, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, in the second round, who the Serb beat in Melbourne to win the first of his 14 Grand Slam crowns back in 2008.—AFP

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