July 1, 2015 / 1:52 PM / 2 years ago

Tennis-Subdued Djokovic eases into third round

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - A strangely lethargic Novak Djokovic outclassed Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.

The world number one and top seed dropped serve in the opening game of the match and appeared distracted in a performance littered with loose serves and uncharacteristic errors.

Serb Djokovic was still far too good for 33-year-old world number 92 Nieminen who was playing in his final Wimbledon.

The defending champion broke in the sixth game of the third set and completed victory when Nieminen sent a forehand wide.

Djokovic will play Australian Bernard Tomic, the 27th seed, in the last 32.

Reporting by Ed Osmond, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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