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Djokovic earns 1st Masters win of 2018

IANS  |  Monaco (France) 

Serbia's earned his first Masters 1,000 win this year after defeating fellow Serbian 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the Rolex

World No.13 Djokovic needed just 56 minutes to beat his rival and concluded the Monday night's match without giving up a single break point of the four his opponent had, reports news agency.

The 30-year-old Serbian, ninth-seed, competes at the for the 12th time, after claiming the title in 2013 and 2015.

Djokovic, who reunited with Marian Vajda, is set to play the next round against Indian Wells semi-finalist of Croatia, who defeated Frenchman 6-2, 6-3 on Monday.

If Djokovic, a former world No.1, wins his upcoming matches, he may face current world No.1 in the quarter-finals.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 14:46 IST
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