Novak Djokovic sees off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets to march into Australian Open third round
- Novak Djokovic defeated Jo Wilfried Tsonga in a repeat of the 2008 final
- The No 1 seed Djokovic emerged victorious in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
- Djokovic looks in fine form as he aims for a record seventh Australian Open title
Novak Djokovic avoided a potential banana skin in Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as the No 1 seed defeated the Frenchman in straight sets at the Australian Open.
Djokovic won 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in a repeat of the 2008 final in Melbourne.
Djokovic plays Denis Shapovalov of Canada in round three in what has the hallmarks of an engrossing match.
Novak Djokovic avoided a potential banana skin in defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Djokovic defeated Tsonga in straight sets in a repeat of the 2008 Australian Open final
Djokovic is going for a record seventh Australian Open title and his 15th Grand Slam singles championship.
Tsonga, meanwhile, needed a wild-card entry to get into this year’s field because his ranking is only 177th.
He missed most of last season after having surgery on his left knee in April.
Tsonga battled hard but World No 1 and top seed Djokovic proved to be too strong
Djokovic is going for a record seventh Australian Open title and 15th Grand Slam