London: Top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic moved into the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Germany`s Florian Mayer.
This is the Serb's first grass-court outing of the season and his first match since his shattering five-set semi-final loss to Nadal at the French Open.
"It was a big pleasure to play in front of a packed Centre Court against a tricky rival like Mayer. He's got a great variety of shots and his game is well-suited to grass," said Djokovic after the match.
Djokovic, the 2011 champion, goes on to face either Bobby Reynolds or Steve Johnson.
Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro also advanced to the next round beating Spaniard Albert Ramos 6-2, 7-5, 6-1.
First Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 21:58