Novak Djokovic

French Open: Djokovic commences title defence with emphatic defeat of Nishioka

The earth range 1, bidding to get a record-equalling 21st grand slam title, triumphed 6-3 6-1 6- in the first evening session on Courtroom Philippe-Chatrier a working day following turning 35.

Djokovic was unable to perform in the Australian Open just after being deported from Melbourne, but hit the floor running in his very first significant match of the calendar year underneath the lights at Roland Garros on Monday.

The prime seed strike 35 winners as Japanese outsider Nishioka was provided a lesson and will facial area Alex Molcan or Federico Coria in the next round.

Djokovic was gifted a initial split when his remaining-handed opponent double-faulted to go 4-2 down and the Serb easily served out the set.

Nishioka experienced no reply to the two-time French Open up champion and the crowd did not do the outsider any favours by booing 1 of the all-time greats, seemingly owing to him remaining so excellent to his opponent.

A fired-up Djokovic marched into a 5- lead in the next set and, despite the fact that Nishioka was ready to stay away from a bagel, he could not consider a recreation off the defending winner in an additional totally one particular-sided 3rd set.

This was a statement victory for Djokovic on the back of his file-extending 38th ATP Masters 1000 crown in Rome.

Details Slam: Relentless Djokovic demonstrates no mercy

This was a further exhibition of returning from the favourite to gain the title. Djokovic won 45 of 79 receiving details in a relentless display screen on working day two.

WINNERS/UNFORCED Glitches Djokovic – 35/32 Nishioka – 17/32

ACES/DOUBLE FAULTS Djokovic – 9/ Nishioka – 6/3

Break Factors Received Djokovic – 8/18 Nishioka – 1/6

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