Novak Djokovic equalled Roger Federer’s file by reaching a 58th grand slam quarter-final in fashion on the Australian Open.
It appeared the world primary would possibly achieve this by turning into the primary participant to say a ‘triple bagel’ victory on the match when he received the primary 13 video games towards Adrian Mannarino.
The Frenchman appeared vastly relieved when he lastly acquired on the board within the second recreation of the third set however Djokovic, enjoying in his 73rd main match, eased to a 6-0 6-0 6-3 victory.
Having began the match battling sickness and surviving two lengthy matches, Djokovic is now trying in ominous type, though he nonetheless grew to become riled by the group at instances.
“The best sets I’ve played in a while,” the Serbian stated afterwards. “I really wanted to lose that game in the third set because the tension was building up so much in the stadium. I needed to get that out of the way and refocus on what I needed to do to finish the match.
“I served very well. In the moments when I needed to come up with the first serve, I did. All in all, great performance.
“The last couple of days has been really good so it’s going in a positive direction health wise, tennis wise, so I’m really happy.”