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World No 1 Djokovic sails to third round

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-06-28 10:14

World No 1 Djokovic sails to third round

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Bobby Reynolds of the US during their men's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London June 27, 2013.[Photo/Agencies]

LONDON - World No 1 Novak Djokovic breezed past 156th-ranked American Bobby Reynolds to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Thursday.

The 30-year-old Reynolds, who has never made it past the third round at a Grand Slam, kept pace with the top seed early before the Serb pulled away to win 7-6 (2), 6-3, 6-1.

The difference between these two players couldn't be greater. Thirty-year-old Reynolds plays mostly on the Challenger circuit, has never won an ATP event and has never played on any Centre Court in the world.

The match was interrupted by rain and the roof was closed for the first time at the Center Court.

"I think my game is there I just need to capitalise on my opportunities. Today I was very poor on the break points," Djokovic said. "Credit to my opponent today for playing well when he was break points down."

Djokovic will next take on either Jeremy Chardy or Jan-Lennard Struff whose match was delayed with the scores locked at one set apiece and Struff leading 2-1 in the third.

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