Rogers Cup: Novak Djokovic wins in singles, Rafael Nadal in doubles

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is through to the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal after a 6-2 6-1 win over Florian Mayer.

In his first match since losing the Wimbledon final to Andy Murray last month, the world number one Serb beat his German opponent in only 55 minutes.

Mayer, ranked 50 in the world, double-faulted to lose the opening set, and could find no way back in the second.

"After a month off I didn't know what to expect. I was extra careful against a tough opponent," Djokovic said.

"I'm keeping my mind-set of step by step, one match at a time. I needed extra commitment from the start and everything went well on court."

Djokovic, who is aiming to win a third consecutive Rogers Cup title, hopes the Canadian tournament will prove good preparation for the US Open, which starts at Flushing Meadows in New York on 26 August.

Meanwhile, Spain's Rafael Nadal partnered compatriot Pablo Anduja to beat fellow Spaniards David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez 6-7 6-1 12-10 in the first round of the men's doubles.

Nadal, who lost in the first round of Wimbledon to Belgium's Steve Darcis, is playing the doubles event to build up his match fitness after almost two months away from competitive tennis.

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