Djokovic under way in Paris with win over Hurkacz

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Djokovic under way in Paris with win over Hurkacz

Top seed Novak Djokovic began his French Open campaign with a crushing straight-sets victory over Hubert Hurkacz, winning 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. It took the world number one just an hour and 37 minutes to wrap up the win with a dominant performance as he seeks his second Paris title. Djokovic broke the Pole's serve in the opening game, setting out his intentions. He did drop serve in the second while 4-1 up, but Hurkacz was unable to capitalise on the sliver of opportunity. The Serbian faces Henri Laaksonen next; the Swiss was beaten in the qualifiers but gained a place in the first round as a lucky loser, and beat Pedro Martinez Portero to set up the clash.