Bratislava's budget is significantly smaller this season and the team from Slovakia's capital city got considerably younger with only three players older than 25 years and features only three foreign names.
"It was a very even match, perhaps more difficult than the result showed," said Djokovic, who is seeking for an 18th Grand Slam title.
"That's our aim and I'm confident we can compete with the footballers we have," he added, despite the refusal of several clubs to release their players for national duties.
Alessandro Florenzi, the only new face at the Parc des Princes this summer, scored his first goal for the club to open the scoring seven minutes into the game before Neymar hit twice in the 36th and 47th minute to make it 3-0.
The 2014 world champion has been hit with full vigour by the unpleasant effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
International table tennis events and activities have been suspended for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buckling up their defense and increasing ball movement in transition, Sichuan began to gain ground in the second quarter. After Shao Ting's three-point play with 5:57 left, they turned the game around at 30-28 before going into halftime up 41-39.
Chaux, 28, replaces Napoli keeper David Ospina, who was barred from traveling after two players from the Italian club tested positive for coronavirus, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Monday.
Al Nassr broke the deadlock with a penalty in the 35th minute before Abdi Mehdi Qara leveled for Persepolis just six minutes later.
He has also maintained Wolverhampton forward, Adama Traore in his squad, despite the striker, who was born close to Barcelona, also being called up by his parents' homeland, Mali.
Real Madrid won 2-0 away at Levante in a game played in Villarreal's El Madrigal Stadium thanks to an excellent first half goal from Vinicius Jr, who curled his shot in at the far post, an injury time goal from Karim Benzema and a series of important saves from Thibaut Courtois, who frustrated the home side with five second half saves to send his side top of the table.