No. 1 Djokovic Starts Open with Straight-Set Win

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No. 1 Djokovic Starts Open with Straight-Set Win
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Same Grand Slam, same court, same result. Only the year was different for Novak Djokovic -- and the amount of time he needed on the bright blue hard surface at Rod Laver Arena. The Australian Open defending champion took his first step toward winning his third consecutive title at Melbourne Park -- and fourth overall -- with a 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 win over Paul-Henri Mathieu of France on Monday.

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