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Djokovic through to fourth round of Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic sailed through to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a straight set win over Denis Istomin.

The defending champion passed the Uzbek 6-3 6-3 7-5 in just under two hours to set up a fourth round tie with 15th seed Fabio Fognini.

Djokovic was relatively untroubled in the opening sets but Fognini bounced back in the third but the Serbian went the distance and secured the victory and stretching his winning streak to 24 matches.

The four-time champion told BBC Sport: "I needed to have very fast footwork and a precise first service, as high a percentage as possible, using every opportunity to take control over the rally," he said. "I've done really well."

In the days other matches, third seed David Ferrer beat 29th seed Jeremy Chardy in straight sets and 15th-ranked Fognini beat Sam Querrey 7-5 6-4 6-4,17th seed Tommy Robredo advances after his 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) win over Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Robredo will now face eighth seed Stanislas Wawrinka after the Swiss had a walkover in his scheduled third-round clash with Vasek Pospisil.

Temperatures continue to be an issue for players as today saw the heat rise to 41.4 degrees. 

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