Australian Open 2013: Novak Djokovic advances past Ryan Harrison

Julian Finney

Defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic had little trouble advancing to the third round.

Novak Djokovic has moved on to the third round of the 2013 Australian Open with a dominating victory over American Ryan Harrison. The World No. 1 was never broken as he cruised to a 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 victory. He now moves on to face Radek Stepanek, who also got through in straight-sets.

Harrison was producing some big serves, topping out at 139 mph, but it was Djokovic who had seven aces to the American's six. Djokovic dominated in every category possible, including winning 85 percent of his first-serve points and 51 percent of his receiving points.

The outcome of the contest was never in doubt, as Djokovic never faced a break point. His serve continuously tested Harrison's backhand with pinpoint accuracy, leading to eight unforced return errors to just four return winners. Overall, the underdog won just 14 percent of receiving points.

Djokovic was close to flawless, never double-faulting and amassing 37 winners to just 16 unforced errors.

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