The defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Japanese Tatsuma Ito on Wednesday to advance to the third round of 2020 Australian Open.

The Serbian tennis player beat Ito 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the third round.

Djokovic will face Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka who knocked out British Dan Evans in the second round.

Djokovic, 32, eyes his 17th Grand Slam title, as well as eighth Australian Open championship this year.

With losing the second round game in five sets, Italian eighth seed Matteo Berrettini became the highest-ranked tennis player to exit the Austrian Open after losing to American Tennys Sandgren.


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