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Spectacular Novak cruises into Australian Open quarter-finals – Novak Djokovic

Novak continues his imposing march by way of the draw on the Australian Open.

The Serbian high seed raced into the final eight in Melbourne with a 6-0, 6-0, 6-3 win on Sunday. Djokovic wanted just one hour and 45 minutes to dispatch the twentieth seed Adrian Mannarino.

It was an impressive efficiency from the defending champion, who had damaged his rival’s serve thrice within the first and second units, earlier than the Frenchman managed to carry for the primary time within the match. The ultimate icing on the cake got here within the fourth sport of the third set, and the triumph was sealed 5 video games later.

Djokovic transformed seven of 11 break level possibilities, and saved all three break factors he confronted through the fifth profession assembly towards Mannarino (5-0 H2H document).

“The primary two units have been a few of the greatest units I’ve performed shortly,” Nole mentioned earlier than cracking a joke. “I actually needed to lose that sport within the third set, as a result of the strain was increase a lot within the stadium. I simply wanted to get that one out of the best way so I can refocus on what I wanted to do to shut out the match. I performed nice, from the primary to the final level.”

Match statistics: aces (17-1), double faults (5-0), winners (31-12), unforced errors (15-31), whole factors gained (85-42).

Novak subsequent performs no.12 seed Taylor Fritz who beat Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 7) in 4 units 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.

The Belgrade native has gained all eight earlier encounters towards the American.

Picture: Profimedia

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