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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic trounces Donald Young in opening round

New Delhi: Six-times champion Novak Djokovic started his Australian Open in convincing fashion by brushing aside Donald Young in straight sets in the opening round on Tuesday. 

The 12-times Grand Slam champion, seeded an unfamiliar 14, was too strong for American Donald Young, winning 6-1, 6- 2, 6-4 in 1hr 51min on Margaret Court Arena.

The Serbian former world number one has been out of action for six months. But he looked in good shape as he worked his way into the second round where he will play either France's Gael Monfils or Spanish qualifier Jaume Munar.

Djokovic, wearing a flesh-colored protective guard on his right serving elbow, saluted the cheering crowd as he won on his sixth match point.

It was an impressive performance, with the Serb breaking Young s left-handed serve six times, hitting 33 winners and conceding only 27 unforced errors.

"There is no better place to start than here in Australia, I love coming here, I love playing here," Djokovic told the crowd. "It's been a long period without any official matches but I spent as much quality time as I could with my family.

"I wanted to start with the right intensity, which I have, I played perfect tennis in the first couple of sets and Donald came back in the third set." 

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