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Australian Open 2019 Live Updates: Novak Djokovic vs Mitchell Krueger - Match Highlights

Djokovic def Krueger 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in 2 hours 3 minutes to enter R2.
Updated: 15 January 2019 16:05 IST - Published: 14 January 2019 22:50 IST
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Since a poor service game in the first set which saw him concede an early break, the World No. 1 made a turnaround and how!

Irrespective of the fact that the lower-ranked Krueger did have his moments, Novak always had the answers!

Djokovic will now face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a rematch of the 2008 final.
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Final score: Djokovic def Krueger 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in 2 hours 3 minutes to enter R2.
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And Djokovic wins!!!!!
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3 match points for Novak!!!
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It's 5-2 for Novak with yet another break.

He is serving for the match now!
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And Novak races through his service game to go up to 4-2.
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Despite the danger of playing Djokovic, Krueger has put up a decent display in his first ever outing with the World No. 1.
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BREAK!


Some monstrous groundstrokes and fabulous athleticism to finally get a break 



Novak leads 3-2
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And Krueger finally holds!

What tenacity!

He leads 2-1
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It's seventh deuce on the Krueger serve!

What a marathon this has been!
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Krueger saved yet another break point!

Deuce!
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After Novak held, Krueger saved a break point with some brilliant serving!

Its deuce on the Krueger serve at 1-1
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A mighty, mighty service hold for Krueger after saving a break point.

He is 1-0 in Set 3
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He is now two sets to love up!!!!
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What a service hold from Novak!

With his first serves booming, Novak held to love and wrapped up the second set 6-2.
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Krueger holds at 2-5 and Djokovic will now attempt to serve out the second set. 
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Djokovic canters along, winning yet another breezy service game.

Up 5-1 now
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And Djokovic is successful at breaking again!

He races ahead to 4-1 now.
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And Novak earns yet another break point!
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And Nole responds with some of his own magic!


What a down-the-line backhand winner!

Its deuce on the Krueger serve!
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Unbelievable forehand passing shot from Krueger to make it 30-30 on his own serve after Novak went up to 3-1
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Krueger held to 15 despite Djokovic's brutal forehand winners.

It's 2-1 to Novak, with a break.
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Breezy service game from the World No. 1 and he is cruising at 2-0
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Krueger saved it but Djokovic managed to break, anyway!

It's 1-0 for the Serb in the second set, with a break in hand!    
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What a terrific overhead from Djokovic to earn a break point on the Krueger serve in the very first game of the second set!
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And, order has been restored!

With a stabbing forehand crosscourt winner, Djokovic takes the first set 6-3
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What a volley by Krueger!He is simply not giving up easily! Making Nole work hard for every point!

Deuce!
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It's 30-30 on the Djokovic serve.

Will there be any surprise?
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Krueger double faults and hands over an easy service break to the top seed!

Djokovic will serve for the set at 5-3 
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Djokovic now has a break point on the Krueger serve.

Can he get the second break?
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Krueger showed some nerves of steel to hold off a surging Novak.

It's 3-3 now
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Djokovic comes back like only he can!!!!


With ferocious returns, Novak breaks right back and makes it 2-2
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BREAK!!!!!


The World No. 230 breaks the World No. 1 on his second break point after Nole sends a forehand into the net!

What a start!!!!!


Krueger 2-1
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Interestingly, it's Djokovic who is facing trouble now.

He faces two break points on his serve.
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No hassle so far and it's been a smooth start for both.

It's 1-1
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Good afternoon!

Djokovic has started his quest for a seventh title in fine fashion.