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Djokovic cruises through

Top seed Novak Djokovic breezed into the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-0 6-1 6-4 victory over Andrey Golubev.

The Serbian, who won the title at the All England Club in 2011, needed just an hour and 28 minutes to see off his Kazakh opponent.

The scoreline looked as if it might end up even worse for Golubev after Djokovic won the first 11 games of the match, but the world No 56 eventually manged to get some games on the board.

But he did not have anywhere near enough quality to trouble Djokovic, who served seven aces and did not face a break point.

Elsewhere on day one at Wimbledon, former finalist Tomas Berdych was taken to four sets by Victor Hanescu but came through to take a 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 6-4 6-3 win.

Seventh seed David Ferrer also progressed to the second round, although he did drop a set in the process of beating fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 6-1.

Former Wimbledon junior champion Grigor Dimitrov, who won the grass-court tune-up event at Queen's, eased into round two with a 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-2 win against Ryan Harrison.

French Open semi-finalist Ernests Gulbis, seeded 12th for Wimbledon, needed two tie-breaks to beat Jurgen Zopp 7-6 (9-7) 7-5 7-6 (12-10).