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Djokovic, del Potro advance

Updated: January 12, 2010, 11:39 PM ET
Reuters

MELBOURNE -- World No. 3 Novak Djokovic and U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro kicked off their Australian Open preparations with easy first-round wins at the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Del Potro cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Ivan Ljubicic, before Serb Djokovic made light work of experienced German Tommy Haas 6-2, 6-3 at the eight-man invitational event.

Despite blustery conditions at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, del Potro was in fine touch for his first ...

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