Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to James Ward of Britain during their men's singles match on day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Novak Djokovic raced to a 6-0, 3-0 lead, then held firm the rest of the way as he opened his bid for a third straight Wimbledon title and fifth straight Grand Slam championship with a straight-set win over Britain's James Ward Monday.In keeping with tradition, Djokovic played the first match on Center Court as the men's defending champion, and he came through 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in just over two hours to extend his Grand Slam winning streak to 29 matches.Djokovic holds all four Grand Slam titles.Djokovic looked right back at home Monday as he ran off the first nine games against Ward, ranked 177th in the world and granted a wild-card entry into the grass-court Grand Slam.Ward broke in the next game and the two players went to a tiebreaker, which Djokovic dominated to reassert control.Among the seeded men who advanced were former U.S. Open champion and No. 9 Marin Cilic, No. 13 David Ferrer and No. 23 Ivo Karlovic.
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