MELBOURNE (Sporting Alert) – Defending Champion and World No. 2 and Novak Djokovic of Serbia advanced from the fourth round in the men’s singles at the Australian Open on Sunday.
Djokovic cruised past the 15th-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in three sets, 6-3, 6-0, 6-2, at the Rod Laver Arena. The Serbian advances to setup a clash with Switzerland’s No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka, a rematch of last year’s fourth round matchup where the pair played the longest Grand Slam match last term in the fourth round.
Wawrinka booked his place with a 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) fourth result over Tommy Robredo of Spain.
Also on the day, No. 3-seeded David Ferrer of Spain continues his push to reach the final by beating unseeded Florian Mayer of Germany, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-2, 6-1 to setup a date with the seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, who knocked out South Africa’s No. 19-seeded Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.
Fourth Round Australian Open men’s singles results
No. 2 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat. No. 15 Fabio Fognini (Italy) 6-3, 6-0, 6-2.
No. 3 David Ferrer (Spain) beat. Florian Mayer (Germany) 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-2, 6-1.
No. 7 Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat. No. 19 Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.
No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat. No. 17 Tommy Robredo (Spain) 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).