Australian Open: Novak Djokovic races past Leonardo Mayer

Novak Djokovic next plays Russian 30th seed Dmitry Tursunov.

Melbourne | Published:January 15, 2014 11:00 am
Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Leonardo Mayer of Argentina during their men's singles match at the Australian Open 2014 (Reuters) Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Leonardo Mayer of Argentina during their men’s singles match at the Australian Open 2014 (Reuters)

Novak Djokovic took a tumble in the first set but returned to his feet quickly to complete a 6-0 6-4 6-4 trouncing of Argentine Leonardo Mayer and march into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Bidding for a fourth consecutive title at Melbourne Park, the world number two stayed cool on a day of baking heat at Rod Laver Arena, to race through the match in less than two hours.

Mayer was outclassed in all facets of the contest and although he saved one match point, his fate was sealed on Djokovic’s second opportunity when the Argentine pushed the ball long.

Djokovic next plays Russian 30th seed Dmitry Tursunov.

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