Djokovic rolls by Ramos-Vinolas to reach fourth round at Australian Open

Lester Mason
January 21, 2018

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic eases into the Australian Open fourth round with a straight-sets win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Djokovic received medical treatment in the second set for a lower back or leg injury but came through 6-2 6-3 6-3.

Seeking a record seventh title in Melbourne, Djokovic is set to take on Chung Hyeon of South Korea, who stunned Germany's Alexander Zverev 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. "I'm very pleased for that".

Tennis - Australian Open - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2018.

He landed just over 60 percent of his first serves against Ramos-Vinales, but held firm against the lefthander through six break points. While Federer will take on 29th seed Richard Gasquet of France, Djokovic will square off with 21st seed Albert Ramos Vinolas of Spain.


"I played a long match against Gael Monfils a few days ago. I had some incredible memories in Melbourne Park and that comes back every time I step out on the court but I have to be more humble with my expectations this time because I haven't played for six months, but I'm very happy with where my game is". "But I'm very pleased with where my game is at". "It was not that easy and comfortable", the 12-time Grand Slam champion said.

Chung showed another sign of his promise by coolly closing out a five-set win over German fourth seed Alexander Zverev, a player many pundits have widely tipped as a future grand slam victor. "I know that matches from this moment onwards will get tougher and tougher".

"He (Chung) is playing great". You can see he's a hard worker.

After the injury timeout, Djokovic went on to break his rival's next serve, getting a 4-1 advantage that he built on to seal the second set against Viñolas, who was making his first appearance in the Australian Open third round. "So let's see what happens".

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