Novak Djokovic Easy Winner in Opening Round of 2014 US Open [PHOTOS]

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  • Novak Djokovic (SRB) hits to Diego Schwartzman (ARG) on Opening night in Ashe Stadium at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament
    Aug 25, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic (SRB) hits to Diego Schwartzman (ARG) on Opening night in Ashe Stadium at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Reuters
  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina
    Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. Reuters
  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina
    Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. Reuters
  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina
    Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. Reuters
  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina
    Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. Reuters
  • Diego Schwartzman of Argentina returns the ball to Novak Djokovic of Serbia
    Diego Schwartzman of Argentina returns the ball to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 25, 2014. Reuters
  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his win over Diego Schwartzman of Argentina
    Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his win over Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during their match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York August 25, 2014. Reuters
  • Novak Djokovic (SRB) at the net with Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
    Aug 25, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic (SRB) at the net with Diego Schwartzman (ARG) after their match on day one of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Reuters
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia got off to a roaring start in his 2014 US Open campaign after defeating Diego Scharzman of Argentina in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the first day of the final Grand Slam tournament of the year.

Compared to the warm-up tourneys leading up to the competition in Flushing Meadows, New York, this was a different Djokovic as he was in-form from the very first serve. The Serbian lost in the early rounds of the 2014 Rogers Cup and the 2014 Cincinnati Masters weeks before.

Scharzman was simply overmatched as Djokovic hit 24 winners and seven aces in the one-sided match.

Here are other notable matches in Day 1 in New York:

Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga (France) def. Juan Monaco (Argentina), 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1 Fernando Verdasco (Spain) def. Blaz Rola (Slovenia), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 Andy Murray (Great Britain) def. Robin Haase (Netherlands), 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 7-5 Stan Wawrinka (Sweden) def. Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic), 6-2, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3) Nick Kyrgios (Australia) def. Mikhail Youzhny (Russia), 7-5, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (1) Tommy Robredo (Spain) def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France), 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 Leonard Mayer (Argentina) def. Albert Montanes (Spain), 6-2, 3-0, retired Milos Raonic (Canada) def. Taro Daniel (Japan), 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (1)

Djokovic will take on France's Paul-Henri Mathieu, who beat Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller, 6-7 (7),7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-1 in the second round. View the slideshow for more images from the Djokovic-Scharzman match in the first round of the 2014 US Open.

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