The Serbian world no.1 began in great fashion, taking the first set in just 23 minutes and not allowing his opponent a single game.
But world no.99 Kavcic started the second set with a lot more determination, breaking Djokovic at the beginning of it. Although he had a great chance to take a 4-1 lead, the Serbian managed to find his way back and broke the Slovenian to level the score at 4-4. The set was all over after Kavcic dropped his serve once more when serving to stay in the set at 4-5.
The third set was just as tight as the second, both players holding their serves until the 10th game, when Djokovic struck again and taking Kavcic’s serve, he sealed the match in 2 hours and 14 minutes.
In the next round, Djokovic will play French qualifier Nicolas Devilder, who overcame Michael Berrer of Germany 7-6 (5) 6-4 6-2.
Also through to the third round is 21st seed Croatian Marin Cilic after defeating former world no.1 Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 7-6 (4) 6-2 6-3.