Novak Djokovic made an impressive start to his 2018 grass-court campaign, beating Australian Qualifier John Millman 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the ATP 500 Fever-Tree Championships.
Playing at the Queen’s Club for the first time since 2010, Djokovic broke Millman’s service twice in both the sets to breeze into the second round in just 65 minutes.
“It’s great to be back, it’s eight years since I played here last,” Djokovic said after his win over Millman. “It’s one of the most beautiful tennis courts that we get to play on round the world. England has a long tennis tradition and it’s great to be on the court. I have struggled a little bit in the last year-and-a-half that has forced me to compensate my game and that has taken a little confidence out of me. I’m trying to get it back.”
In the second round, the 12-times Grand Slam Champion will face second seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria. This will be their 8th career meeting (second on Grass), with Novak leading the overall head-to-head 6-1.