Novak Djokovic made a great start to his defence at the Australian Open today, seeing off Paolo Lorenzi in straight sets 6-2 6-0 6-0. After the relatively easy match, he said "obviously I want to get a good start of the year in my first official match in this season... I’m satisfied with the overall performance today. It took me a couple games to get into the right rhythm. It’s a bit difficult conditions. I think it was really the hottest day since I’ve arrived here, so trying to get used to that. But I think I played well after the first set was finished". The Serbian tennis player will face Santiago Giraldo in the next round in his bid to defend his 2011 title.