Djokovic eases past Young on return
Novak Djokovic showed few signs of rustiness in a first-round thrashing of Donald Young at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Djokovic, making his first competitive appearance since Wimbledon last year due to an elbow injury, blitzed Young 6-1 6-2 6-4 on Margaret Court Arena.
The Serbian 14th seed benefited from an error-ridden display by Young, who was no match for the 12-time grand slam champion.
The biggest question mark for Djokovic was his conversion, with the 30-year-old only making the most of six of 25 break points during the one hour, 52 minutes.
Djokovic, a six-time winner in Melbourne, wore a sleeve on his right arm as he moved into the second round, where Gael Monfils or Jaume Munar await.
Djokovic went on a run of 10 consecutive games, going from 1-1 in the first set to 5-0 up in the second.He broke again in the third game of the third set with a backhand return winner, closing out a comfortable victory.
Djokovic bt Young 6-1 6-2 6-4
Djokovic - 33/27
Young - 24/45
Djokovic - 4/1
Young - 2/2
BREAK POINTS WON
Djokovic - 6/25
Young - 1/2
FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE
Djokovic - 58
Young - 57
PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE
Djokovic - 78/71
Young - 47/54
Djokovic - 101
Young - 68