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Novak Djokovic opens defense with a dominant victory

Novak Djokovic opens defense with a dominant victory

Novak Djokovic raced to a 6-0, 3-0 lead, then held firm the rest of the way as he opened his bid for a third consecutive Wimbledon title and fifth straight Grand Slam championship with a straight-sets victory over Britain’s James Ward on Monday. 

In keeping with tradition, Djokovic played the first match on Centre Court as the men’s defending champion, and he won, 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-4, in just over two hours to extend his Grand Slam winning streak to 29 matches. 

“This is probably the most unique experience in tennis playing as the defending champion in Wimbledon — untouched grass, first match, 1 o’clock Monday,” Djokovic said....

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