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Novak Djokovic rolls Thanasi Kokkinais in straight sets at Wimbledon


Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis has been swept aside by top seed and defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic in a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 drubbing during the second round of the grasscourt major.

The currently 79th-ranked Australian famously defeated Roger Federer in the second round of the Miami Masters in 2018 but there were no signs of another upset during the contest on centre court as the 20-time major champion dictated terms from the start.

It was only Kokkinakis’s third time in the main draw at SW19 and his best result, after the last two ended in the first round.

The Serb, who defeated Kokkinakis in straight sets during their only previous meeting seven years ago at Roland Garros, broke his opponent’s serve early in each of the three sets for a total of five breaks during the contest.

Djokovic faced a lone break point on his own serve and closed out the victory in two hours on his second match point to set up a third-round meeting against either Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo or Serb compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic.

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