Novak Djokovic eased into round four of the Australian Open by beating Yoshihito Nishioka

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic eased into round four of the Australian Open by beating Yoshihito Nishioka, while Canadian Milos Raonic knocked out Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Djokovic breezed through 6-3 6-2 6-2 in only 85 minutes.

Sixth seed Tsitsipas could not find a means past Raonic in their match-up as the 21-year-old lost in straight sets 7-5 6-4 7-6 (7-2).

Elsewhere, Marin Cilic upset seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

Cilic dropped the opening. Bautista Agut took the fourth but finally dropped 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-0 5-7 6-3.

Djokovic this year’s second seed, was effective and ruthless with his serving, breaking Nishioka five times.

“This was one of my best serving matches,” said the Serb.

Djokovic, 32, will perform Diego Schwartzman after the Argentine 14th seed beat Dusan Lajovic 6-2 6-3 7-6 (9-7).

The former world number one lost one point against 24-year-old Nishioka on his serve in the opening two sets, and he won 93 percent of points on his first serve.

29, Raonic, served his way to victory – shooting 19 aces and winning 88% of the points. The seed never faced a breakpoint en route to victory.

“Now was an incredible game for me,” Raonic said. “I was very happy with how things went. I enjoy the energy of playing on this particular court and it’s good to be healthy and playing well. I can take a great deal of delight in this triumph.”

Elsewhere, Italian 12th seed Fabio Fognini beat Guido Pella 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 6-3 and will fulfill America’s Tennys Sandgren from the fourth round.

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