Novak Djokovic is up and running at the Australian Open, beating qualifier Mitchell Krueger of the United States in straight sets.

The world No 1 advanced into round two with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory that took a little over two hours on the Rod Laver Arena.

The top ranked seed will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga next in an eye-catching encounter – a repeat of the 2008 final. 

Djokovic is going for a record seventh Australian Open title and his 15th Grand Slam singles championship. 

He received the luck of the draw ahead of the tournament when both his major opponents, No 2 Rafael Nadal and third-seeded and defending champion Roger Federer were drawn in the opposite half.

It means the highest-ranked opponent in Djokovic’s route to the final is No 4 Alexander Zverev, who also won Tuesday.

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