Djokovic lines up Dimitrov in 2nd round at Queen's Club

Djokovic lines up Dimitrov in 2nd round at Queen's Club
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning his singles tennis match against John Millman of Australia at the Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s first appearance at Queen’s Club in eight years was successful when he put away Australian qualifier John Millman 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday.

Djokovic, entered as a wild card, will play second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the second round.

Also, Milos Raonic, runner-up to Roger Federer last week in Stuttgart, won his opener when Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri retired hurt while trailing 6-1, 3-1.

Djokovic’s comeback from right elbow surgery in January has been gathering pace after reaching the Rome semifinals and French Open quarterfinals. He leads Dimitrov 6-1 in career matchups.

Dimitrov, the 2014 Queen’s champion, struggled past Damir Dzumhur 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3. Dimitrov saved six of eight break points.