Djokovic sends out a signal

It looks as though Novak Djokovic is going to take some stopping at Roland Garros over the next couple of weeks: the Serb walloped Thiemo de Bakker in the first round of the French Open, and extended his unbeaten run to 40 matches.

Djokovic only needed an hour-and-a-half to put away the Dutchman in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3, and sent out a signal that he is after the first major of the season, and that whoever wants it is going to have a hell of a fight on their hands.

‘It was a great first match for me in Roland Garros,’ said the second seed. ‘I was serving really, really well and being very aggressive, using every opportunity to step into the court. I was quite in control of the match.

‘It's been an amazing streak which, if you asked me in the beginning of the year 'would I expect that?' No, I didn't expect that, to go this far. But the hard work that I put into it is paying off now and I'm really trying to have the right mental approach to every match that I play, trying to think only about winning, about the next opponent, and this is what keeps me on the ground and keeps me very focused.

‘I'm trying not to think about the streak that I have, even though it's definitely something that makes me proud.’

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