Djokovic coasts into round two
Defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has eased through to the second round after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets.
The Serb managed to wear down his 35-year-old opponent in each set to win the match 6-3 7-5 6-3.
Playing in front of 15,000 people on Centre Court, Djokovic opening with a double fault but quickly got into his stride to break back and take the first set.
The rest of the match followed a similar pattern, with only fleeting glimpses from Kohlschreiber.
And, speaking after the game, 32-year-old Djokovic says the match was a good test for him.
"It felt great to be back on Centre Court - it is a sacred court. It has a special place in my heart," Djokovic said.
"Opening rounds are obviously always tricky, especially if you get a quality opponent like Kohlschreiber, who has a lot of experience.
"I know he is capable of playing some quality tennis, especially on grass, he takes the ball early, has a good slice, a quick serve.
"It was a great test for me. All three sets were close, so I worked hard."
Djokovic will face American Denis Kudla in the second round at SW19.
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