Djokovic back in the groove with Open win
Melbourne: Six-times champion Novak Djokovic looked the part as he powered to a convincing first round victory at the Australian Open on Tuesday on his return from an elbow injury.
The 12-time Grand Slam champion, seeded an unfamiliar 14, was too strong for American Donald Young, winning 6-1, 6- 2, 6-4 in 1hr 51min on Margaret Court Arena. The Serbian former world number one has been out of action for six months. But he looked in good shape as he worked his way into the second round where he will play either France's Gael Monfils or Spanish qualifier Jaume Munar.
Djokovic, wearing a flesh-coloured protective guard on his right serving elbow, saluted the cheering crowd as he won on his sixth match point.
It was an impressive performance, with the Serb breaking Young's left-handed serve six times, hitting 33 winners and conceding only 27 unforced errors.