Novak Djokovic dominated Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan to win 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 in Monday’s first round match at Wimbledon.
The tournament’s No. 1 seed and World No. 2 took 84 minutes in the Centre Court match to ease his way through to the second round of the tournament.
The world No. 56, Golubev, did put up some resistance in the third set, but was effortlessly crushed by Djokovic, who lived up to his label of top seed at Wimbledon for the third year in a row.
After a long absence from grass courts Serbian Djokovic, 27, said: “It was a great start, especially in the first two sets, I cannot be happier with that performance, especially with no matches under my belt.”
Djokovic’s next opponent is Czech Radek Stepanek, who defeated Andy Murray at Queen’s last week.
The seventh seed Spaniard, David Ferrer, also qualified for the second round of Wimbledon after defeating fellow countryman Pablo Carreno-Busta.
However, it was a miserable day for British tennis, as James Ward, Daniel Cox, Kyle Edmund and British No.2 Daniel Evans all failed to advance through the first round.