French Open

Djokovic eases into last 16

2015-05-30 14:38
Novak Djokovic (AFP)

Paris - Novak Djokovic continued his smooth progression towards a maiden French Open title with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 dismissal of Australian prodigy Thanasi Kokkinakis to reach the fourth round on Saturday.

The world number one from Serbia showed no ill effects from a groin problem he faced during his previous match, ending the tennis lesson on his first match point when teenager Kokkinakis returned a first serve wide.

Kokkinakis had moments of brilliance on court Philippe Chatrier, sometimes bothering Djokovic with his booming forehand, but he never got into his opponent's serve.

Djokovic, who did not face a single break point, will next face either local favourite Richard Gasquet, the 20th seed, or South African 15th seed Kevin Anderson.

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