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Djokovic walked away with a clear win in Melbourne, difficult start for the Spaniards 

Djokovic walked away with a clear win in Melbourne, difficult start for the Spaniards


The current champion of the Open tennis tournament in Australia and world-ranked leader Novak Djokovic in the men recorded a victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu in the opening match of the tournament. Djokovic, who has a chance to become the first player with three consecutive titles from Austrelian Open, gave no chance to his Serbian opponent and beat with 6:2, 6:3, 7:5.

So the winning streak of world number one in Melbourne was extended to 15 games, and his total balance of success is 33 and only 5 losses.

Against Mathieu Djokovic needed less than two hours to complete the game to ensure his place in the second round. There wait him the young American talent Ryan Harrison, who beat the 20 years old Colombian Santiago Giraldo with 2:6, 6:4, 7:5, 6:4.

The quarter-finalist from last year Tomas Berdych did deal with his favorite opponent of the Grand Slam Michael Russell and after 6:3, 7:5, 6:3 also continues forward.

The Spaniard Fernando Verdasco even had to throw a lot of effort in five-sets thriller against the 22 years old Belgian David Gofen, but eventually managed to triumph in two turnaround - 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

16th in the scheme Kei Nishikori managed to break the Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-1, 6-3, while the second rocket of Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka had an easy match against the qualifier Cedric-Marcel Steben - 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

Difficult start for the Spaniards was strengthened by Nicolas Almagro, who fights a lot against the gone through qualifications American Steve Johnson to reach success with 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2.

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