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Dominant Djokovic cruises into round three

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Novak Djokovic - Wimbledon 2017

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ByEurosport
06/07/2017 at 12:56 | Updated 06/07/2017 at 14:47

Novak Djokovic eased into round three at Wimbledon with a 6-2 6-2 6-1 win over Adam Pavlásek on Court 1.

The three-time Wimbledon winner dominated from the baseline as he made light work of world number 136 Pavlásek in just 93 minutes.

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The second seed fired down 26 winners in an impressive showing as he made the third round for a ninth straight year.

“Court 1 played a little bit different to Centre Court,” said Djokovic post match.

“It was a very warm day, so wasn’t easy to play point after point and long rallies.

“But overall, I managed to impose my rhythm. I didn’t know much about [Pavlasek] to be honest, but from my side it was all working well.”

An inconsistent season has seen Djokovic drop to four in the world rankings but the 12-time Grand Slam winner won the Eastbourne tune up event last week without dropping a set, and produced a near faultless performance.

The victory takes Djokovic’s win-loss record at Wimbledon to 18-1 since 2014, and the former world number is aiming to win a first slam since securing the French Open crown in 2016 to complete a career slam.

The 30-year-old now awaits the winner of Juan Martin del Potro and Ernests Gulbis.

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