Djokovic delighted after elbowing out Young

Australian Open

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Djokovic lost in the second round a year ago, but won five of the previous six Australian Open titles.

"I played ideal tennis, like I never stopped, and it was really enjoyable", Djokovic said of his fast start.

"I was really happy with how aggressive I was".

She is now on a 10-match win streak after a flawless early season. "It's not the way I look at things moving forward".

"I didn't know that was going to happen". There were great expectations on Djokovic's clash with flashy American southpaw Donald Young but the contest did not fit the hype.

Former champion Angelique Kerber celebrated her 30th birthday with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Donna Vekic to advance to the third round of the Australian Open and a match against Maria Sharapova.

Djokovic faces Gael Monfils in the second round on Thursday and Federer suspects the classy Frenchman will pose a huge threat to the six-time champion.

"Obviously I wanted to start with the right intensity, which I have", he said.

The reports also suggested he had demanded officials from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which runs the men's Tour but not the grand slams, and Tennis Australia leave a players' meeting Friday.

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The 20-year-old Zverev defeated Italy's Thomas Fabbiano 6-1, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 in two hours and 22 minutes.

Despite some mis-hits and flubbed drop shots, Djokovics 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory Tuesday over Young was filled with familiar flourishes: elastic passing shots, deep groundstrokes and expertly disguised forehands that left Young leaning the wrong way and occasionally shaking his head at the geometry lessons he was being forced to take. Two other US contenders, No. 8 Jack Sock and No. 16 John Isner, were among the first-round casualties on Monday.

No 17-seeded Keys, the runner-up at the US Open, had a 6-1, 7-5 win over Wang Qiang.

The ninth seed was bundled out in the second round by American "lucky loser" Bernarda Pera. "Shows how much depth we have in the women's game right now". Winning in straight sets, Djokovic took down Young 6-1 6-2 6-4.

Halep, who lost back-to-back first-round matches here in the previous two years, will next play Eugenie Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist who beat Oceane Dodin 6-3, 7-6 (5). "You use it as a measuring stick. I love this country - I enjoy my stay, play my best tennis".

Sharapova, who fell foul of the anti-doping regulations after failing to realise that heart drug meldonium had been added to the WADA prohibited list, attracted more unwanted headlines last week when she was selected for the draw ceremony.

After returning in New York, Sharapova is confident she's prepared again for a major.

"I felt like I have got a lot of things out of the way physically and emotionally and mentally past year with - there was a lot of firsts again for me, playing the first tournament, first Grand Slam, and just different feelings and what it would be routinely", Sharapova said. "But it felt pretty routine today".

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