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Djokovic routs Chardy to advance to Wimbledon round of 16

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London, Jun 29 (EFE).- Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic played his best tennis of this year's Wimbledon on Saturday, trouncing Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in an hour and 26 minutes on Centre Court.

Djokovic excelled in all areas of the game against the world No. 25, dominating the games played on his own serve while using his outstanding return and defense to secure five service breaks.

The Serbian, who did not face a single break point during the contest, is the only past Wimbledon champion still alive in this year's men's singles competition.

He will take on 35-year-old German Tommy Haas, a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 winner over Spain's Feliciano Lopez, in Monday's round of 16.

In other third-round results Saturday, Australia's Bernard Tomic upset France's Richard Gasquet, the No. 9 seed, 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5); seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5; and Spain's David Ferrer rallied for a 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov.

In women's third-round action, American world No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams routed 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan 6-2, 6-0; eighth-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova, the 2011 champion, defeated Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 2-6, 6-3; Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska overcame promising American Madison Keys 7-5, 4-6, 6-3; and China's Na Li rallied for a 4-6, 6-0, 8-6 win over Czech No. 32 seed Klara Zakopalova.

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