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

Novak continues his imposing march by means 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 excellent 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 recreation of the third set, and the triumph was sealed 5 video games later.

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

“The primary two units had been among the finest units I’ve performed shortly,” Nole mentioned earlier than cracking a joke. “I actually wished to lose that recreation within the third set, as a result of the strain was build up a lot within the stadium. I simply wanted to get that one out of the way in which 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), complete factors received (85-42).

Novak subsequent performs both Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 7) or Taylor Fritz (USA, 12).

Picture: Profimedia



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