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Novak Djokovic completes French Open preparation with Belgrade Open win

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Novak DjokovicIt was Novak Djokovic's first tournament win since February's Australian Open

World number one Novak Djokovic completed his French Open preparation on a winning note with victory at his own tennis centre in the Belgrade Open.

The 34-year-old secured his 83rd career title by beating Slovakian world number 255 Alex Molcan 6-4 6-3.

The qualifier broke Djokovic's serve three times in the first set, but struggled to hold his own.

Djokovic improved his serve percentage in the second set and competed victory in an hour and 28 minutes.

"I want to thank everyone who turned up and made this a memorable day," he said. "I have to admit that part of my mind is already in Paris.

"It was an easy decision to enter this tournament. I never had any second thoughts and I am delighted that we came through so magnificently with this event."


Djokovic, who is in the same half of the French Open draw as defending champion Rafael Nadal and former winner Roger Federer, will start his campaign in Paris against American world number 66 Tennys Sandgren.

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