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Djokovic breezes into Beijing second round

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  • Serbian star Novak Djokovic reaches second round of Beijing Open
  • Djokovic sees off Victor Hanescu of Romania in straight sets 6-3 7-5
  • Rafael Nadal to play opening match on Tuesday against Marcos Baghdatis
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(CNN) -- Serbia's Novak Djokovic made no mistake in his opening round match at the China Open in Beijing as he saw off Romania's Victor Hanescu in straight sets 6-3 7-5 on Monday.

Djokovic powers a forehand during his straight sets win over Hanescu.

Djokovic powers a forehand during his straight sets win over Hanescu.

Djokovic was behind to an early break, but improved to lead 4-2 before closing out the first set.

The second set remained on service until the 11th game where world number four Djokovic finally made a breakthrough.

The second seed served it out, clinching victory with a forehand winner against world number 27 Hanescu.

"I was happy overall with the way I played. It's just that I thought I could have finished the job earlier," Djokovic told reporters.

In other first round action in the ATP tournament, Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber saw off the challenge of big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic 7-6 4-6 6-1 and France's Julien Benneteau dispatched Marcos Daniel of Brazil 6-3 6-4.

Tommy Robredo of Spain was also a straight sets winner against Benjamin Becker of Germany, 6-2 6-1

Top seed Rafael Nadal, who won the tournament in 2005 and also claimed Olympic gold at the same venue last year, is set for a mouthwatering first round clash with Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus on Tuesday.

Beijing organizers have secured a $6.6 million prize pool for the joint ATP/WTA event which has attracted the Dinara Safina and Serena Williams on the women's side and a strong entry in the men's draw.

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