facebook
twitter
search
search

Djokovic sharp in 2nd-round Australian win

Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:38 AM
| License Photo

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic had little trouble in a straight-set, second-round victory Wednesday at the Australian Open.

Djokovic, the world No. 1, defeated Ryan Harrison 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 without seeing a break point. He won 86 percent of the points on serve, losing a mere eight points in 12 games serving.

Djokovic was very sharp, firing seven aces and committing no double faults. He landed nearly three-quarters of his first serves.

No. 4-seeded David Ferrer needed a fourth set to get past Tim Smyczek 6-0, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. Ferrer dropped serve just three times, with two coming in the third set. However, in the fourth set he didn't allow Smyczek a break-point opportunity.

Tomas Berdych, the No. 5 seed, stopped Guillaume Rufin 6-2, 6-2, 6-4, losing his serve just once, and eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic held on for a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-5 win over Lukas Lacko.

Also Wednesday, No. 10-seeded Nicolas Almagro beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-4, 6-1, 6-2; 15th-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka advanced when, after going ahead 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), Tobias Kamke retired with a shoulder injury; and 16th-seeded Kei Nishikori topped Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-1.

Evgeny Donskoy won 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in making No. 23 Mikhail Youzhny the only seeded player to fall on the men's side Wednesday.

Other players advancing to the third round were: 20th-seeded Sam Querrey, No. 22-seeded Fernando Verdasco, No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz, 26th-seeded Jurgen Melzer, No. 28-seeded Marcos Baghdatis, 31st-seeded Radek Stepanek, No. 32 Julien Benneteau and unseeded Kevin Anderson.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback