Djokovic and Wawrinka to face each other in the Australian Open 2014 QF

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Reigning Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic was hardly ever tested in the fourth round encounter against Fabio Fognini as he crushed the 15th-seeded Italian in ninety-three minutes of tennis on Rod Laver Arena. He converted six out of twenty-two break point opportunities over the course of the clash to enter his 19th successive Grand Slam quarter-finals and extend the unbeaten run at the Melbourne tournament to twenty-five matches. The fourth game break was the difference between the athletes in the opening set, whilst the World no. 2 delivered his opponent a bagel in the second one to move two sets clear. The Serb kept dictating the terms in the set number three and went on a five straight games run to rush to the straight sets victory. He won 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 and set up a clash against eighth seed Stanislas Wawrinka whom he beat one year ago in the round of 16 in Melbourne after a five-set drama.

“Mentally I was there,” said Djokovic. “I was tough. I was focused. I feel great about myself in this moment. There is this confidence that I carry on obviously from many wins that I had in last two months of the 2013 season and I started off this season in a good style. I’m trying to keep it up.”

The Swiss number two also progressed without dropping a set against Tommy Robredo. The opener was decided after the 17th-seeded Spaniard suffered a loss of serve in the middle of the set, whilst Wawrinka doubled the lead by edging out the rival in the second set tie-break. The third set had the same outcome with Stan prevailing in the thirteenth game to win 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).

Third seed David Ferrer did not enjoy the brightest of starts to the fourth round meeting with unseeded German Florian Mayer as he fell one set behind after losing a tie-break, yet he improved as the match wore on and ultimately completed the comeback for a 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-2, 6-1 triumph. The Spanish number two will play seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals – the highest-ranked Czech recorded a terrific 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 victory against 27th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

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nadalfanForEver
nadalfanForEver

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