Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his first round match against Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Novak Djokovic got off to a winning start in his bid for a fifth ATP Italian Open title Monday with a straight sets win over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov, as he gears up for the French Open in two weeks time.Former world No. 1 Djokovic has slipped six places to 18th after his second round defeat in Madrid, his lowest ranking since October 2006 .The 12-time Grand Slam winner broke 54th-ranked Dolgopolov three times in the opening set, with another break in the second helping him wrap up the match.Nishikori took a one-set lead after a first set-tiebreak that featured nine minibreaks.The pair exchanged serves in the second set before the 2016 semifinalist Nishikori broke again and then served out to love to book his place in the second-round, where he will meet third seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.
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