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Djokovic started a successful title defense in Basel 

Djokovic started a successful title defense in Basel


World number 3 Novak Djokovic beat Enes Latvian Gulbis 6-4, 6-2 for an hour and 12 minutes in the first round of the tournament in Basel and began a successful title defense in the Swiss city.

"You never know what to expect in the first round of a tournament," said Serbian player after the game.

"I was trying to find a good rhythm and control events on the court. Meet better serve the enemy, I was patient and played strongly at the right time. I'm happy that I switched to the next round in two sets, "added Djokovic.

In the second round of last year's champion will face the winner of the match between Jarkko Nieminen and Daniel Brands. Seeded sixth in the main draw Marin Cilic also achieved victory in two sets over Swiss Marco Kiundeli. Cilic not let break his serve, and in turn realize three to win 6-3, 6-3 for an hour and 29 minutes.

Second round of the Croatian will face David Nalbandiyan, who had no problems in his match with qualifier from the Czech Republic Jan Hajek. Tevez has made a breakthrough in both sets to win 6-3, 6-4 for an hour and 16 minutes. Nalbandiyan won the title in Basel for its first participation in the tournament in 2002 and also was a finalist in 2003, 2004 and 2008.

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