Djokovic eases past Jaziri in Dubai Tennis Opener

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Top seed Novak Djokovic cruised into the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Monday.

He defeated Tunisian wildcard Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-2 in an hour.

"Yeah, it’s a great way to start out the tournament," he said. "I miss playing here. I really enjoy it. I enjoy night sessions."

"I think I’ve done everything as well as I imagined it to be for the first match. Of course, there’s things that always can be improved, things that can be better. But I have to be satisfied with the performance."

Djokovic, who is chasing his fifth title, will now face Philipp Kohlschreiber, who overcame Egyptian wild card Mohamed Safwat. 

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