Cape Town - Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic started their doubles partnership on a winning note at the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Monday.
The South African star and 13-time Grand Slam champion defeated the Canadian duo of Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-2 in their first-round match on Monday.
Anderson and Djokovic paired up less than a month after they contested the Wimbledon men’s singles final, with the Serbian winning in straight-sets 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).
In their second-round match, Anderson and Djokovic will face the formidable third-seeded French pairing of Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Anderson is the fourth seed in the singles event and has a bye in the first round.
Meanwhile, South Africa has another participant in the men’s doubles, with Raven Klaasen and his New Zealand partner Michael Venus also in action.
The 2018 Wimbledon finalists will face South Korea’s Chung Hyeon and America’s Steve Johnson in the first round on Tuesday.