Flawless Novak storms into Madrid quarters

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World no.1 Novak Djokovic produced sublime form in his fourth career win against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, ousting the 15th seed 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday.

The 2011 champion needed just 68 minutes to reach the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court tournament in the capital of Spain.

Novak capitalised on five of his eight break point chances and denied his rival a single break point opportunity.

The Serbian top seed commanded 86 per cent of points on his first serve and won 13/14 points at the net, improving to a 30-2 match record in 2016.

“Everything worked very well. I didn’t give him too much time. I think I used the variation of my shots, opening up the court – flat, down the lines, slices and, also, different rotations on the serve. I’m very, very pleased with the performance.”

Match statistics: aces (1-1), double faults (0-0), winners (25-11), unforced errors (11-15), total points won (59-34).

Djokovic will next play against Milos Raonic (CAN, 11) (def. Tsonga in straight sets).

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