French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic crusies into second round straight sets win over Hubert Hurkacz

Novak Djokovic laid down an early marker in his bid to hold all four Grand Slam titles, powering past youngster Hubert Hurkacz in the Roland Garros first round.

Agence France-Presse May 27, 2019 22:23:59 IST
French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic crusies into second round straight sets win over Hubert Hurkacz
  • Novak Djokovic laid down an early marker in his bid to hold all four Grand Slam titles, powering past Hubert Hurkacz in the Roland Garros first round.

  • The 15-time major champion impressed with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 triumph and will face Swiss lucky loser Henri Laaksonen in round two.

  • 'I was very solid. I'm happy with my game today,' said the top seed. 'It's a long tournament... But I just want to concentrate on my next match.'

Paris: Novak Djokovic laid down an early marker in his bid to hold all four Grand Slam titles for the second time on Monday, powering past Polish youngster Hubert Hurkacz in the Roland Garros first round.

French Open 2019 Novak Djokovic crusies into second round straight sets win over Hubert Hurkacz

Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Hubert Hurkacz at the French Open. AP/Pavel Golovkin

The 15-time major champion impressed with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 triumph and will face Swiss lucky loser Henri Laaksonen in round two.

"I was very solid. I'm happy with my game today," said the top seed. "It's a long tournament... But I just want to concentrate on my next match."

A single break in the opening game of the match proved enough for Djokovic to take the first set, and the Serb raced through the second in under half an hour.

The 22-year-old Hurkacz, who has claimed three wins over top-10 players this season, had no answer to the 2016 French Open winner, as Djokovic sealed a second-round spot after another dominant set on his first match point.

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