Djokovic off to a winning start

2016-06-27 16:45
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Novak Djokovic (Getty Images)

London - World number one Novak Djokovic got his campaign for a third successive Wimbledon title off to a winning start with a 6-0, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 victory over Britain's James Ward.

The 29-year-old Serb, the holder of 12 Grand Slams after clinching a first French Open earlier this month, is on target for the tennis record books.

A fourth Wimbledon title would make him just the second man since Don Budge in 1938 to win five straight majors.

It would also put him three-quarters of the way to becoming the first since Rod Laver in 1969 to complete the calendar Grand Slam.

Top seed Djokovic, who holds all four majors, goes on to face France's Adrian Mannarino for a place in the last 32.

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