Djokovic’s seeks to become the first to capture the first three legs of a calendar-year Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969.
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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 Centre 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 wildcard entry into the grass-court Grand Slam.Among the seeded men who advanced: No. 5 Kei Nishikori, No. 6 Milos Raonic, No. 9 Marin Cilic, No. 11 David Goffin, No. 13 David Ferrer, No. 16 Gilles Simon, No. 23 Ivo Karlovic and No. 27 Jack Sock.
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