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Djokovic breezes past Korolev

Third seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia advanced to the second round after crushing Evgeny Korolev of Kazakhstan 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. Djokovic, a two-time French Open semifinalist, won the first set in 27 minutes without facing a single break point, but lost his serve twice in the second.

sports Updated: May 25, 2010 01:22 IST

Third seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia advanced to the second round after crushing Evgeny Korolev of Kazakhstan 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. Djokovic, a two-time French Open semifinalist, won the first set in 27 minutes without facing a single break point, but lost his serve twice in the second.

The Serb won 85 per cent of the points played on his first serve in the third set and broke Korolev twice.

The former Australian champion then took Korolev's serve to get the first game of the fourth and broke again to close out the match.