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Djokovic reaches 3rd round at Australian Open

sports Updated: Jan 21, 2009 09:39 IST

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic has shaken off a first-set challenge to cruise into the third round of the Australian Open.

Frenchman Jeremy Chardy matched the third-ranked Djokovic shot for shot before wilting while trying to force a tiebreaker. Djokovic was particularly dominating on his serve in the 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 victory on Wednesday, faltering only when he was broken at love while serving for the match at 5-2 in the third.

But he broke right back, finishing it off when Chardy netted a forehand on match point.