Djokovic back on track with easy win

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World No.1 Novak Djokovic showed his untouchable form was rapidly returning as he crushed Lukasz Kubot 6-2 6-4 at the Swiss Indoors.

Djokovic, who struggled in his opening match after six weeks out with injury, was absolutely untroubled by the Polish qualifier ranked 64th in the world, going through to the quarter-finals in just 54 minutes.

“Today was a really comfortable match,” Djokovic said.

“I felt good on court. I’m happy to be playing better.

“This was the goal. I expected that I would struggle with rhythm after not playing for six weeks. But I have no complaints with my game.

“It was a good performance and I’ll try to do better tomorrow.”

Djokovic lifted his impressive 2011 record to 66 wins and three defeats as he won again after overcoming a back injury that he had called the worst of his career.

“I’m not 100 per cent and, to be honest, I don’t expect to get there this week - I would be surprised if I did,” he added.

“I only started serving a few days before my first match and I could tell I was lacking rhythm on second serve. But it was getting better today.

“I need to stay positive and increase the rhythm and intensity of each match.”