Monday, January 14, 2013 12:31 am
Djokovic has worry-free start at Australian Open
The Associated Press
Djokovic, who broke Mathieu's serve at 5-5 in the deciding set, is attempting to be the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian titles. He won in 2011 and '12 to go with his title here in 2008, which was also the first of his five majors.
With Rafael Nadal not playing due to a virus, Djokovic's major threats at Melbourne Park are expected to come from No. 2 Roger Federer or No. 3 Andy Murray.
Federer and Murray are in the other half of the draw.