ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Novak Djokovic delivered a near-flawless performance to ease into the second round of the Astana Open with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Cristian Garin on Wednesday as he goes for a third straight tournament title.
Djokovic dropped just six points on his serve and won the last five games to seal the win in just 62 minutes.
Djokovic is coming off a victory in Tel Aviv last week and — aside from a match at the Laver Cup — the Wimbledon champion hasn't lost since the French Open quarterfinals.
"From the start to the end, (it was) a great performance," Djokovic said. "Playing in a new tournament, different conditions, the first match is never easy. Obviously you are looking to see how you are going to adapt, but I did it perfectly, really, played as well as I can."
Djokovic will next play Botic van de Zandschulp.