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Champion Djokovic into second round at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic is through to the second round of Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is through to the second round after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets.

The 28-year-old beat the German 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court.

The Serbian world number one will now play either Jarkko Nieminen or Lleyton Hewitt in the second round.

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Djokovic and Sharapova win Italian Open titles

Novak Djokovic is the hot favourite to win the French Open. Credit: PA

World number one Novak Djokovic made it four titles in a row with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Roger Federer in the Italian Open final.

The Serbian took a few weeks off after his Monte Carlo triumph but there were no signs of rustiness in Rome, where he eased to a 22nd successive win.

Djokovic has now won the Italian Open on four occasions and will be the man to beat when the French Open begins next Monday – you can watch the whole tournament live on ITV.

In the women's tournament, Maria Sharapova claimed her third Rome title after coming from behind to beat Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6 7-5 6-1.

Djokovic too good for Nadal in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic overpowered eight-time champion Rafael Nadal to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Djokovic was too good for Nadal in Monte Carlo. Credit: Reuters

Djokovic, the world number one, will meet Tomas Berdych in Sunday's final and victory will see the Serb become the first player to sweep the opening three ATP World Tour Masters 1000s of the season.

The 27-year-old has not dropped a set on his 2015 clay-court debut this week and he was simply too good for Nadal as he closed out a comfortable 6-3 6-3 victory in one hour and 38 minutes.

Nadal managed an early break but Australian Open champion Djokovic levelled at 2-2 and broke the Spaniard in the eighth game to take a stranglehold on the first set.

Djokovic's second-set pressure told in the seventh game as he broke for a 4-3 lead and he rattled off the final two games, with only Berdych now in his way from adding the Monte Carlo title to his March Masters wins in Indian Wells and Miami.

Sixth seed Berdych booked a spot in his fourth Masters 1000 final by ending the run of wild card entry Gael Monfils 6-1 6-4.

Murray 'distracted' by Djokovic falling down

Andy Murray blamed himself after suffering more Melbourne misery at the hands of Novak Djokovic on Sunday, losing the pair's third Australian Open final with a dramatic late collapse.

Murray didn't look impressed with the runner's up prize. Credit: PA

After the first two sets were split in two hours and 32 minutes, Murray looked to be in command against an apparently ailing Djokovic when he broke for a 2-0 lead in the third.

However, from then on the 27-year-old Scot won just one of the next 13 games as a rejuvenated Djokovic raised his level to secure a fifth Australian Open and eighth grand slam title with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-7 (4/7) 6-3 6-0 win in three hours and 39 minutes.

The third set was frustrating because I got a bit distracted when he fell on the ground after a couple of shots. It appeared that he was cramping and then I let that distract me a little bit.

That's what I'm most disappointed about, not so much the fourth set because I think, especially at the end of it, he was just going for everything and it was going in.

– Andy Murray
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