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PARIS (Reuters) – High seed Novak Djokovic barely broke sweat in reaching the French Open third spherical with a 6-1 6-2 6-2 thrashing of outclassed Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis on Thursday.
Some uncommon sunshine bathed the Courtroom Phillipe Chatrier nevertheless it was uninteresting viewing for the few spectators allowed in to look at the 33-year-old glide effortlessly via.
The opening set was accomplished and dusted in 22 minutes as Djokovic gained the final 10 factors and the second set was solely marginally extra aggressive.
Berankis, ranked 66th, wanted courtside remedy on his again earlier than the beginning of the third set however bought again to his ft to endure extra punishment from the medical Serb.
Djokovic, bidding for his second French Open crown and 18th Grand Slam title, has dropped 10 video games in two rounds thus far and sometimes seemed bored on Thursday, taking the chance to practise his drop shot on quite a few events.
He completed it off after solely 83 minutes along with his 10th ace.
It was a carbon copy of the pair’s solely different Grand Slam conflict when Berankis additionally managed solely 5 video games, on the 2013 U.S. Open.
It was Djokovic’s 70th victory on the French Open, shifting him into joint second place on the all-time listing with Roger Federer.
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