Third-seeded Novak Djokovic beat Marcel Granollers of Spain 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 in an emphatic start to his Australian Open campaign on Monday night.
Djokovic, the 2008 Australian champion, had too much consistency for the 42nd-ranked Granollers and dropped his serve only once in the 91-minute match. Granollers was rarely in the contest against Djokovic on Rod Laver Arena.
Djokovic won all his Davis Cup singles matches last year and helped Serbia to its first ever title in the men’s international team competition.
“I definitely ended the 2010 season in great style. Winning the Davis Cup for the first time for our country was a historic win and it gave me a lot of confidence for the start of 2011,” he said. “And of course just coming back to this court brings back great memories. It’s the only Grand Slam that I’ve won, so it is great to be here playing well.”
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