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Djokovic Satisfied With Rogers Cup Progress

Djokovic Satisfied With Rogers Cup Progress

Novak Djokovic was left satisfied as he eased his way into the third round of the Rogers Cup with a routine victory over Peter Polansky.

The Serbian, fresh from winning his fourth Wimbledon title last month, needed just one hour and 25 minutes to beat his Canadian opponent 6-3 6-4.

Djokovic has a phenomenal Rogers Cup record as he has won the Masters 1000 event on four previous occasions, most recently in 2016, and he will now face highly-rated Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round.

The 31-year-old was pleased with his progress through to the last 16 although he was not too overwhelmed by the quality of his performance.

“I thought I served well in the moments when I really need it,” Djokovic said. “I thought I found pretty good accuracy and angles with the first serve, and also my second serve worked pretty well.

“Overall, my game was so-and-so. In the moments when I probably needed to step it up, I did.”

Top seed Rafael Nadal, who was playing his first match since losing to Djokovic in the Wimbledon semi-finals, also eased his way into round three after a straight-sets victory over France’s Benoit Paire.

The 6-2 6-3 success means Nadal will face Swiss star Stan Wawrinka for a place in the quarter-finals, with the Spaniard looking to claim Rogers Cup glory for the fourth time.

Djokovic and Nadal are on separate sides of the draw in Toronto and are not scheduled to meet until the final.

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