Novak prices by way of to the final 16 – Novak Djokovic

Very good efficiency from Nole in his one hundredth match in Melbourne.

High seed Novak Djokovic dismissed no.30 seed Tomas Martin Etcheverry in straight units on Friday on the Australian Open.

The Serbian star reached the fourth spherical with a 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (2) win in two hours and 28 minutes.

Novak managed the match in opposition to the Argentine in Rod Laver Area, breaking him 3 times from seven alternatives.

He received 86% of his first serve factors, was 17/20 on web approaches (85%), and has not confronted a single break level in the course of the third profession encounter in opposition to Etcheverry.

“It was an incredible match, I feel. One of the best efficiency I had throughout this event,” mentioned Djokovic. “I’m happy with the best way I performed all through the whole match, notably the primary two units. He stepped it up, raised his degree of tennis in all probability one or two ranges within the third set and we went toe-to-toe. Within the tie-break I assume I simply discovered the precise pictures, the precise serves, and closed it out in straights.”

Match statistics: aces (10-13), double faults (0-1), winners (34-22), unforced errors (35-29), complete factors received (104-80).

For a spot within the quarter-finals, Novak will face no.20 seed Adrian Mannarino of France who superior to the final 16 after beating Sixteenth-seeded American Ben Shelton in 5 units 7-6, 1-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.

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