Australian Open: Novak Djokovic thrashes Hyeon to start with a bang

Brisbane: World number one Novak Djokovic displayed rich vein of form as he kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a straight-set win over Chung Hyeon of South Korea to advance to the second round of the tournament on Monday.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic. pic/ AFP

The defending champion outclassed the South Korean teenager 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in a thrilling opening round that lasted for about two hours at Rod Laver Arena.

Meanwhile, third-seed Roger Federer will also aim to progress through to the next round when he will take on Georgian player Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round today.

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