Novak Djokovic Wins First Match at Paris Since Becoming a Father

Novak Djokovic cruised to a straight sets win against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber to advance in Paris Masters.

updated: October 29, 2014 09:52 IST
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber dueing their Paris Masters' match.


Paris: World number one Novak Djokovic celebrated his return to competition since becoming a father last week with a ruthless 6-3, 6-4 second round victory over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Paris Masters on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old defending champion showed the flashes of brilliance, that has seen him win seven Grand Slams, on the way to a third round meeting against either American 13th seed John Isner or French crowd-pleaser Gael Monfils.

The Serbian, whose wife Jelena gave birth to a baby boy Stefan on October 21 and is chasing a third title in Paris, secured early breaks in both sets to lay the foundations for his victory.

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