Defending champion Djokovic into Open fourth round

The Serbian top seed beat the 31st seed 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 in 2hr 22min on Rod Laver Arena.

updated: January 18, 2013 14:17 IST
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Melbourne: Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic produced another majestic serving performance to power his way into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.

The Serb world number one, bidding for his fourth Australian crown, didn't allow never-say-die Czech Radek Stepanek a look in as he completed a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 victory in an entertaining 2hr 22min on Rod Laver Arena.

Djokovic has yet to drop serve in three dominating wins at this year's Open and has only had five break points against him in 43 service games.

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