Result: Novak Djokovic wins at China Open

Result: Djokovic wins at China Open
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Novak Djokovic advances at the China Open against Michael Berrer in what was his first outing since the US Open final.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic has advanced through to round two of the China Open courtesy of a three-set victory over Michael Berrer this afternoon.

The 25-year-old Serb appeared to be heading for a routine win when he claimed the opening set 6-1.

However, his German opponent responded in the second set and forced a tie-breaker.

Qualifier Berrer claimed an early mini-break to take the lead, before keeping his composure to serve out for a 7-3 success.

Djokovic took control of the deciding set early thanks to a break of Berrer's serve. Another break of serve soon followed as the Serb wrapped up the match 6-2.

The match was Djokovic's first since he lost the US Open final to Great Britain's Andy Murray last month.

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