Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 27, 2019. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during the match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
(Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic began his quest for a seventh Australian Open title by cruising through the first set 6-3 in Sunday’s title clash against Rafa Nadal.
Djokovic came out all guns blazing and broke Nadal in the Spaniard’s first service game to race ahead 4-1, before holding firm to seize the advantage in the contest at Rod Laver Arena.
Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty