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Result: Novak Djokovic safely through to round two at Wimbledon

Result: Djokovic through to Wimbledon round two
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Novak Djokovic defeats Tennys Sandgren to reach the second round at Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic has progressed to the second round at Wimbledon thanks to a straight-sets victory over Tennys Sandgren.

The 12-time Grand Slam champion saw off the American 6-3 6-1 6-2 to set up a meeting with Argentina's Horacio Zeballos in the next phase.

Djokovic, who finished runner-up at this year's Queen's, had things his own way for much of the contest, keeping the world number 57 at bay with his powerful drop-shots.

The Serb stuttered briefly in the fourth game of the third set when Sandgren broke his serve, but Djokovic was already two breaks up by this point and he went on to serve out the match.

The 31-year-old is seeking to bounce back from the disappointment of Wimbledon 2017, in which he was forced to retire from the quarter-final due to an elbow injury.

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