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Djokovic toys with Tomic at SW19
03 Jul 2015 21:09
Novak Djokovic eased to a 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory over Bernard Tomic on Centre Court to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.
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The top seed and defending champion saw off his Australian opponent in one hour and 31 minutes.
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The Serbian will face the big-serving South African Kevin Anderson on Monday after he beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in straight sets on Court 12.
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French Open champion Stan Wawrinka reached the fourth round with a 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory over Fernando Verdasco.
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The Swiss has never gone beyond the quarter-finals at the All England Club but this year he has yet to drop a set in three matches.
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Next for the fourth seed will be David Goffin, the Belgian who saw off Liam Broady on Wednesday and followed up on Friday by beating Marcos Baghdatis.
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Wawrinka said: "I have the results so far. Three sets each match. That's why I'm saying it's perfect matches. In grand slams, you have to win and to win in three sets, it's great.
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"I'm playing better and better. I've been serving really well since the beginning of the tournament, being really aggressive.
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"Today was a really solid match. I'm really happy with the match."
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Nick Kyrgios fired 34 aces in a 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 victory over seventh seed Milos Raonic.
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On a roasting hot Court Two, Kyrgios dropped the first set after committing three double faults in the final game, but his game reached a new level thereafter as the man who beat Rafael Nadal at the All England Club last year powered through to the last 16.
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He finished off the match with a thumping forehand winner and looks to have the tools of a future Wimbledon champion.
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French shot-maker Richard Gasquet lies in wait for Kyrgios next after his straight sets win over Grigor Dimitrov on Centre Court.
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Kyrgios and Gasquet met at the second-round stage last year, with the man from Canberra coming from two sets behind to win in five.
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Gasquet turned on the style to sink the hopes of 11th seed Dimitrov, his 6-3 6-4 6-4 margin of victory rich reward for a performance that charmed spectators inside the tournament's main show court.
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The Frenchman lost in round two to Kyrgios last year, relinquishing a two-set lead and going down 10-8 in the fifth.
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He has no qualms about calling their Monday tussle a revenge mission.
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"It was an incredible match," he said, looking back 12 months. "It was very tough because I had nine match points and I couldn't do it, so it was a big match. Of course it was tough to lose. He played incredible.
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"Of course after that he won against Nadal. It was a big thing for everybody. Of course it's revenge.
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"Last year, even if I lost, it was a match we will never forget, me and him."
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John Isner, the American who beat Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of their Court 18 duel five years ago, was involved in another marathon five-set contest on Friday that was stopped due to fading light.
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His opponent this time, Croatia's current US Open champion Marin Cilic, edged the opening set of their tussle but the pair were locked together when play ended for the day, with the score at 7-6 (7/4) 6-7 (6/8) 6-4 6-7 (4/7) 10/10 after four hours and 16 minutes.
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Consequently the Court One battle will resume on Saturday afternoon, second on the same court, after the women's singles match between Caroline Wozniacki and Camila Giorgi.
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