Djokovic makes light work of Lu

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World number one Novak Djokovic cruised into the French Open second round with a 6-4 6-1 6-1 victory over Lu Yen-hsun on Tuesday.

The Serbian is chasing a career Grand Slam and, after initially struggling to hit his stride, he brushed the underdog aside in 90 minutes.

After sharing the opening six games, Djokovic broke to go 4-3 in front but was immediately broken back as Lu showed creditable resistance.

However, Djokovic swiftly re-established his advantage - fighting back from 40-0 down for his second break - to clinch the opening set and the Serbian accelerated clear from thereon.

Lu would only win two more games in a match that failed to set pulses racing, claiming his opening service game of the second set and his last of the third.

That left Djokovic to claim 12 in a row as he breezed into the second round at a canter, finishing Lu off with a backhand winner.

 

 

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

Djokovic [1] bt Lu 6-4 6-1 6-1

 

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS

Djokovic - 35/22

Lu - 13/25

 

ACES

Djokovic - 1

Lu - 2

 

BREAK POINTS WON

Djokovic - 7/14

Lu - 1/1

 

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE

Djokovic - 70

Lu - 69

 

PERCENTAGE POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE

Djokovic - 76/74

Lu - 48/42

 

TOTAL POINTS

Djokovic - 93

Lu - 55