Dominant Djokovic cruises into round three

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic.

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.

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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