LONDON (AFP) - Top seed and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic moved into the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Germany's Florian Mayer.
Djokovic, the 2011 champion, goes on to face either Bobby Reynolds or Steve Johnson.
Japan's Kei Nishikori set his sights on emulating Shuzo Matsuoka's famous run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals as the 12th seed cruised into the second round with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 win over Australian wild card Matthew Ebden.
Nishikori last year became the first Japanese man to reach the third round at the All England Club since 1995 and he is aiming even higher this time.
The world No. 11, who in 2012 became the first Japanese male quarter-finalist at the Australian Open for 80 years, believes he can emulate his former junior coach Matsuoka, who made the Wimbledon last eight in 1995, before losing to Pete Sampras, in Japan's best men's performance at the tournament.
The Florida-based star needed only 1hr 41min on Court 14 and he next faces Argentina's Leonardo Mayer, who defeated Aljaz Bedene 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.