Novak Djokovic overcomes 2nd-set stumble to win Wimbledon opener

WIMBLEDON, England - - Novak Djokovic's play was not especially,

indeed, Djokovic-esque, at Wimbledon on Monday.

Indeed, even he recognized so a lot.

He got broken early and followed 3-1 as he started his bid for a fourth sequential

title and seventh in general at the grass-court Grand Slam competition.

He recuperated to take that set, then dropped the following.

He slipped and tumbled to the grass.

He amassed more natural mistakes than his adversary.

Perhaps he was a piece sick; he got tissues from a black box on the sideline and cleaned out his nose.