Sport

Djokovic on road to winning another Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves in his first round match against Paul-Henri Mathieu of France during day one of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves in his first round match against Paul-Henri Mathieu of France during day one of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Scott Barbour / Getty Images

NOVAK Djokovic's bid to become the first man to take three consecutive Australian Open singles crowns is off and running after a straight-sets win over Frenchman Paul-Henry Mathieu 6-2, 6-4, 7-5.

The Serb will now take on big-serving American Ryan Harrison who took four sets to defeat Colombian Santiago Giraldo 2-6 6-4 7-5 6-4.

The world No.1 said he was pleased with his rhythm in his first outing.

"There are some few adjustments that I need to make and get a little bit sharper on the court," Djokovic said.

"But, you know, it's expected in the first match you're still not, you know, being a 100% on the court. You're trying to, but it's going to get better with matches that I play."

Djokovic said he was looking forward to playing Harrison and knew what to expect.

"He's one of these up-andcoming young talents who has been playing well on the tour for the last few years," he said.

"He has a big serve which he likes to use and big forehand.

"I played him few times before on different surfaces. I know what it takes to win that match."
 

Topics:  australian open, novak djokovic, tennis



Motorway delays after truck and car collide

Ipswich Motorway traffic at Goodna. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

Woman assessed for injuries following peak-hour smash

WATCH: Police release CCTV footage of Goodna robbery

An armed robbery took place at the IGA in Goodna at 6am this morning (27-9-16).

Masked men armed with large hammer hold up store

FINALS CHAT: The AT80 team talk NRL and Bears vs Cutters

FINALS CHAT: Manager of rugby league Ipswich Brendon Lindsay joins co-host Anthony 'Bomber' Breeze, host Ben Wilmott and special guest Colin Scott this week on After the 80.

Grand final spotlight should be on NRL heroics

Local Partners

Kim Kardashian West wants restraining order against prankster

She was attacked by Vitalii Sediuk for the second time in two years

Cliff Richard to release 101st album

Sir Cliff Richard's album cover

Sir Cliff Richard is to release his 101st album

CMC Rocks faces fan backlash over date change, headliners

The 10th annual CMC Rocks festival will be headlined by The Dixie Chicks.

FANS are not happy about festival being pushed back by two weeks.

Kim Kardashian West attacked by man trying to kiss her bottom

Vitalii Sediuk targeted Gigi Hadid last week

Madonna poses naked in solidarity with Katy Perry

Madonna posted her own nude selfie on Instagram

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Housing report points to a lift in local market

AFFORDABLE HOMES: First home buyers have the opportunity to purchase modern new homes in the Ipswich region for under $400,000.

Region shaping up as the "final frontier” for affordable housing

Five ways to slash household bills and save the environment

THINK GREEN: Considering the environment when building or buying your next home can save you big dollars. The Village Building Company, who is responsible for Woodlinks Village at Collingwood Park, builds homes with this front of mind.

THERE is nothing as sweet as slashing dollars from your bills.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets

Another Ripley development

THE ENTRANCE: An overview of the last planned development for the fast growing Ripley area.

85 more home lots released