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Novak Djokovic passes first grass test at Eastbourne

Novak Djokovic is playing a pre-Wimbledon event for the first time since 2010 and will next face the winner from a pair of Americans, Donald Young and Jared Donaldson.

tennis Updated: Jun 28, 2017 18:30 IST
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his second round match against Canada's Vasek Pospisil.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his second round match against Canada's Vasek Pospisil.(Reuters)

Top seed Novak Djokovic passed his first grass court test of the season on Wednesday, defeating Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals at Eastbourne.

The Serb is playing a pre-Wimbledon event for the first time since 2010 and will next face the winner from a pair of Americans, Donald Young and Jared Donaldson.

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The two-time Wimbledon champion got onto court as first match after rain washed out Tuesday play - save one game in the Djokovic match - leaving organisers with a backlog to get through.

The former number one claimed his fifth victory without a defeat against Pospisil, who is now 4-22 lifetime against Top 10 opponents.

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Djokovic, who will be advised by Andre Agassi at Wimbledon, is the second-highest-ranked men’s player to ever compete at the Aegon International behind then-number two Marcelo Rios in 1998.