Australian Open: Djokovic powers to first round win

Six-times champion Novak Djokovic came through his opening match at the Australian Open with flying colours, racing to a straight sets win on Tuesday.

Novak Djokovic hits a return against Donald Young in Melbourne on Tuesday.   -  AFP

Six-times champion Novak Djokovic came through his opening match at the Australian Open with flying colours, racing to a straight sets win on Tuesday.

Djokovic, seeded 14 and fighting back from an elbow injury, beat American Donald Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Margaret Court Arena.

He next plays either France's Gael Monfils or Spanish qualifier Jaume Munar.