Champion Djokovic sweeps past Mannarino

first_imgNovak Djokovic brushed past France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-3 7-6(5) on Wednesday to book his place in the third round of Wimbledon.The defending champion, aiming for his third consecutive title, played well within himself and was rarely troubled during the second-round match.Mannarino, ranked 55, put up spirited resistance in the third set to force a tiebreak but was ultimately swept off Centre Court by the Serbian’s laser-guided groundstrokes.World number one Djokovic holds all four grand slam titles and has another historic mark in his sights.The 29-year-old is aiming to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to achieve the calendar Grand Slam – winning the four majors in a single season.last_img read more