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