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Easy win for Djokovic

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2015 | 5:15 PM


Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat American Jack Sock 6-2, 6-1 yesterday in the third round of the Rogers Cup.

Djokovic took only 54 minutes to finish off the 35th-ranked Sock.

"I never played him before, so it took me some time to figure out what his patterns are," Djokovic said. "I've watched him many times before, but it's different standing on the court."

The Serb, the tournament champion in 2007, 2011 and 2012, has won 50 of 53 matches this year.

Second-seed Andy Murray also advanced, beating Luxembourg's Gilles M¸ller 6-3, 6-2. The Scotsman broke M¸ller's serve four times in the 65-minute match.

Djokovic shut out Sock in the first game. With Djokovic leading the first set 3-2, Sock hit a ball long on break point. Djokovic broke Sock's serve again in the final game to take the set.

Djokovic will face Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the quarter-finals. Gulbis beat American Donald Young 6-4, 6-4.

Also, France's Jeremy Chardy beat Croatia's Ivo Karlovic 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4.