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Novak Djokovic off to fast start in Doha

World number one Novak Djokovic polished off fellow Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-2 6-1 in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday.

Novak Djokovic off to fast start in Doha

Doha: World number one Novak Djokovic polished off fellow Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-2 6-1 in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday.

Making his first appearance at the hardcourt event as he cranks up his Australian Open build-up, Djokovic showed no sign of the illness that sidelined him at last week`s Abu Dhabi exhibition event as he eased through to the second round.

Djokovic ended last year with back-to-back titles and nothing in a 57-minute demolition of Lajovic suggested he will be any less of a force this year.

Lajovic briefly made a match of it in the opening set but was powerless to stop an eight-game streak for the ruthless Djokovic who displayed his trademark clinical precision.

Top seed Djokovic, who will bid for a fifth Australian Open title later this month, faces Ukraine`s Sergiy Stakhovsky next.
 

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