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Novak Djokovic advances at Italian Open

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 16, 2018, 10:44 PM IST

Stepanek had joined Djokovic`s team on a part-time basis after eight-times major winner Agassi came on board ahead of last year`s French Open. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Four-time champion Novak Djokovic reached the third round of the Italian Open tennis tournament after defeating Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2, on Wednesday.

The former world No.1 took 76 minutes to beat his Georgian rival, ranked world No. 74.

Djokovic, world No.18, is set to play the third round against Spaniard Albert Ramos Vinolas, world No.41.

The Serbian, finalist in the last two editions in Rome, won the five previous matches against Ramos Vinolas.