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