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Top-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic made a fine start to his 2012 Roland Garros campaign on Monday, as he beat World No. 97 Potito Starace with a 7-6 (3) 6-3 6-1 scoreline and secured his berth in the second-round of the 2012 French Open, this year’s second Grand Slam, being played here in Roland Garros, Paris.
Djokovic served beautifully, as he mustered 81% points on his first serve and hammered 37 winners. The Serbian got benefitted from Starace’s recurring unforced errors. In the end, he converted 3 out of 13 break-points to earn this victory – in straight sets.
Both contenders held on to their serves and first set reached the tie-breaker. Djokovic hammered a few exquisite winners in the tie-breaker and won the first set. The Serbian easily earned the breakthrough in the second-set and maintained that lead to get a 2-0 lead in the match. Third set saw the complete surrender of the Italian, as Djokovic broke him twice and sailed home – on a comprehensive note.
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