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Novak Djokovic - Paolo Lorenzi Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
N Djokovic666--
ItalyP Lorenzi200--

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  1. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 6-0 6-0 - GAME, SET & MATCH - A sliced backhand drop shot followed by a forehand passing shot winner brings up two match points for Djokovic and a neat peice of flair, a backhand stop volley dinked just milimetres over the net, seals a supremely comfortable win for the world number one. Next up Colombia's Santiago Giraldo. Full men's drawsheet

  2. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 6-0 5-0 - Nole races through another service hold without any drama and Lorenzi will have to serve to stay in this match after the change of ends, with the added incentive that a hold of serve will see him avoid a second bagel set!

  3. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 6-0 4-0 - BREAK - Djokovic throws in the always popular between-the-legs shot on his way to yet another break of serve, Lorenzi failing to get his return back over the net. And the world number one is now just two games away from a very easy win and a place in the second round

  4. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 6-0 3-0 - Another very quick and comfortable service hold from Djokovic to consolidate the break, culminating in an ace. We could be looking at another bagel set here

  5. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 6-0 1-0 - Djokovic opens the third set with another easy service hold, forcing Lorenzi into a scrambling forehand lob wide on the baseline, only for the Italian to hit long of the baseline

  6. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 6-0 - SET - Djokovic finds himself stranded in the mid-court as Lorenzi finds a cross court forehand to save a first set point. But the Serb very quickly earns himself a second chance and this time whips a forehand winner down the line to seal the two sets to love lead on Rod Laver

  7. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 5-0 - Lorenzi is another one facing the ignominy of a bagel set as Djokovic aces him to seal a hold to 15 and leave himself potentially just one game away from a two sets to love lead. Lorenzi will serve to stay in it after the change of ends

  8. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 4-0 - BREAK - This is fast getting away from Lorenzi now as he sends another ball flying out of play to concede his serve for a second time in this second set. And Djokovic is nowhere near top gear either yet. Onimous signs from the Serb

  9. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 3-0 - Lorenzi denies Djokovic on his first game point with a cracking backhand across court that the Serb can get nowhere near but he can do nothing about the second and sends a forehand sailing long to allow Djokovic to consolidate the break

  10. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 2-0 - BREAK - A dipping backhand return of serve from Djokovic ends with Lorenzi putting his backhand half volley into the top of the net to hand the Serb an early break point. The chance goes begging with a backhand long but Djokovic gets a second chance and this time he does grab the break

  11. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 1-0 - Lorenzi has not been too cowed by that first set as he pushes Djokovic to deuce in the opening game of the second, but eventually the Serb holds when his opponent sends a routine forehand long of the baseline

  12. - - DJOKOVIC 6-2 - SET - Djokovic grabs the first set at the first attempt with a forehand winner to formalise his lead on Rod Laver. The Serb had eight winners in that first set, with six unforced errors, compared to only two winners (and 10 unforced errors) from Lorenzi

  13. - - DJOKOVIC 5-2 - A neat angled cross court forehand from Djokovic seals a hold from deuce after he had squandered a first game point with a forehand well long of the baseline. He is now just one game away from this opening set, Lorenzi will serve to stay in the set after the change of ends

  14. - - DJOKOVIC 4-2 - BREAK - Lorenzi saves a first break point with a big first serve that Djokovic can only return long but the Serb is starting to fire on all cylinders now and breaks at the second attempt, forcing Lorenzi to go for too much on a forehand approach shot, which he dumps into the net

  15. - - DJOKOVIC 2-2 - BREAK - Just a temporary blip from Djokovic then, as expected, as he bounces straight back with a forehand winner down the line to break back and level things up early in this first set. The Serb is just finding his feet and rhythm as he goes along at the moment

  16. - - DJOKOVIC 1-1 - Boom! A huge backhand across court from Djokovic, that almost leaves a smoke trail it's so heavily hit, sees him go 0-30 up against the Lorenzi serve. But the Italian fights back and ends up holding from deuce with a solid first serve that Djokovic can only return long off the backhand wing

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  18. - - DJOKOVIC 1-0 - Not the most straight forward of opening games for Djokovic but good enough as he races out to a 30-0 lead before being pegged back to 30-30. But a forehand winner from the Serb sees him hold and get his side of the scoreboard off the mark

  19. - - Djokovic won the toss and opted to serve first and he is just about to get things underway against Lorenzi on Rod Laver. Stick here for game-by-game updates on that one ...

  20. - - Defending champion Novak Djokovic has just walked out on to Rod Laver Arena to huge cheers from the resident Serbian fans in Melbourne. He is taking on Italy's Paolo Lorenzi and should be underway in about 15 minutes

Novak Djokovic

Nationality SRB
Date of Birth 22/05/1987
Height 1.88 m
Weight 80 kg

Paolo Lorenzi

Nationality ITA
Date of Birth 15/12/1981
Height 1.83 m
Weight 77 kg

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