Australian Open 2011: Novak Djokovic, Tomas Berdych Advance to Fourth Round
The Australian Open 2011 is moving slowly into the fourth round, and a pair of top 10 players, Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych, both punched tickets into the fourth round with convincing wins on Friday.
Djokovic, the third-ranked player in the world, rolled over Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-2, 0-0 after Troicki retired with a stomach muscle strain.
"It's not really the way you want to win -- especially if you're playing against one of your best friends," Djokovic said. "Unfortunately he wasn't able to play 100 percent of his abilities."
Berdych's road into the round of 16 was also relatively painless, as the sixth-seeded Czech knocked off Richard Gasquet 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2. Berdych controlled much of the first set, and the third set, but Gasquet's game gave Berdych fits in the second.
He'll meet Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the fourth round.
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