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Novak Djokovic opens with win

Updated: January 13, 2014, 11:40 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- A self-admitted "rusty" Novak Djokovic began his bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title with a 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-1 victory Monday over Lukas Lacko.

With new coach and six-time Slam champion Boris Becker watching him during an official match for the first time, Djokovic appeared tentative early against the Slovakian player, who often appeared content to keep the ball in play.

But as the second-seeded Djokovic's patience level began to drop, ...

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