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Novak Djokovic eases into second round with straight-sets win

Djokovic eases into second round with straight-sets win

24/05/2016 at 12:51Updated 24/05/2016 at 20:13

Novak Djokovic cruised through to the second round of the French Open with a comprehensive straight-sets victory over Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu.

He will now face Steve Darcis of Belgium in round two.

Djokovic was in supreme form in his first match back on Philippe Chatrier since he was blown off the French Open's main court in losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in last year's final.

He was able to dominate his opponent mainly due to the length and width of his hitting which did not let Lu gain a foothold in the match.

His play was acknowledged by a standing ovation on the main Roland Garros show court as he bowed to every part of the court in gratitiude.

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Twelve months after Wawrinka used his wondrous backhand to knife Djokovic's Roland Garros dreams, the Serbian was hoping he would be able to mend his broken heart by becoming the first man in almost 50 years to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time.

Looking to achieve a feat that was last achieved by Rod Laver in 1969, Djokovic began his pursuit of the only major title missing from his collection with a no-nonsense 6-4 6-1 6-1 performance.

"Well, it's not the first time that I'm experiencing such anticipation and expectations," the 11-times grand slam champion told reporters.

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