Six-time champion Novak Djokovic came back to activity out of the blue since Wimbledon with an uneven prevail upon Donald Young at the Australian Open.
The 30-year-old, seeded fourteenth in the wake of missing the second 50% of 2017 with elbow damage, won 6-1 6-2 6-4.
He utilized a renovated benefit move intended to make weight off his elbow, and he dropped serve just once.
Djokovic faces France's reality number 39 Gael Monfils in the second round.
"A month ago I didn't know if I was going to come to Australia or not because the elbow was still not prepared for this level of competition," said Djokovic, who knelt down and kissed the court on Margaret Court Arena after sealing victory.
Djokovic's interest had been in question until the point when the eve of the competition as he keeps on recuperating from the elbow issue which made him resign from his Wimbledon quarter-last against Tomas Berdych a half year back.