Djokovic saunters past passive Pavlasek

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Novak Djokovic enjoyed the most routine of afternoons as he cruised past Adam Pavlasek to reach round three of the Wimbledon men's singles.

On a sweltering Thursday at the All England Club, Djokovic was barely tested by his unheralded opponent, who appeared nervy throughout on No.1 Court and was far too passive.

The second seed and three-time Wimbledon champion eased to a 6-2 6-2 6-1 victory in an hour and 33 minutes, extending his winning streak on grass to six matches following last week's Aegon International triumph at Eastbourne.

Djokovic's first-round opponent, Martin Klizan, retired through injury after a set and two games on Tuesday and world number 136 Pavlasek offered little more in the way of resistance.

With many of Pavlasek's shots short of depth and lacking in pace, Djokovic was able to dictate play for the majority of the match.

There were occasional flashes of quality from the underdog, most notably at the net, which drew appreciative applause from a crowd denied any real contest.

Yet Djokovic was able to remain in control, a time violation in the third set providing the greatest irritation for the Serbian, who duly saved the only break point Pavlasek earned.

A straight-sets victory for the Serbian was inevitable long before it was completed courtesy of a Pavlasek double fault.


STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN
Djokovic [2] bt Pavlasek 6-2 6-2 6-1

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS
Djokovic - 26/18
Pavlasek - 16/22

ACES/DOUBLE FAULTS
Djokovic - 4/1
Pavlasek - 5/4

BREAK POINTS WON
Djokovic - 7/18
Pavlasek - 0/1

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE
Djokovic - 68
Pavlasek - 54

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE
Djokovic - 80/74
Pavlasek - 58/38

TOTAL POINTS
Djokovic - 90
Pavlasek - 54