Djokovic Is Back, Smashes Lorenzi 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 At The Australian Open

World no.1 Novak Djokovic has shown, there was little evidence of rustiness on his side.

The Serb obviously has fully recovered from injury. He defeated Paolo Lorenzi of Italy in a lopsided victory 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 in the opening round at Australian Open.

‘It’s great to be back here in Melbourne where I have the nicest memories of my tennis experience,’ Djokovic said.

Lorenzi tested the top seed as best he could, but Djokovic was certainly up for the challenge.

‘Physically I think I’m stronger, I’m improving things by small margins. It’s something that gives me a lot of confidence,’ said Djokovic.

A lengthy and powerful duel in the opening game of the second set left the crowd anticipating a baseline battle for dominance, and while Djokovic was stretched, it was never too far as he swept through the set 6-0, winning it with a perfect forehand down the line.

Lorenzi never gave in, but found no answers to Djokovic’s commanding arsenal or silky drop shots, powerful baseline play and skilfully placed volleys.

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