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The Serbian protecting champion swept beyond the Japanese 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Novak Djokovic trumpeted the benefits of his plant-based eating regimen on Friday in supporting him thrash Yoshihito Nishioka and pass into the Australian Open fourth spherical.
The Serbian defending champion swept beyond the Japanese 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in only eighty five mins on Rod Laver Arena to reach a Grand Slam round of sixteen for the fiftieth time - second only to Roger Federer's 67.
"I love gambling at the court. I like the conditions," said the world number after firing down 17 aces, along with 40 winners.
"I'm beginning to experience very, very snug and compact on the court. I'm going to attempt to hold that going."
The win set up a conflict with 14th seed Diego Schwartzman for a place within the quarter-finals after the Argentinian beat Djokovic's countryman Dusan Lajovic 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (9/7).
"Diego is absolutely one of the fastest on tour. Hopefully if I serve as appropriate as I did today, I sense I even have a decent chance," stated the second seed, who has been in excellent touch at Melbourne Park, and inside the lead-up ATP Cup.
Targeting a report 8th Australian name and a 17th Grand Slam crown, he attributes his continuing achievement partly to his weight loss plan, having given up meat greater than four years ago.
"I'm very pleased to be plant-based totally and play on this degree now for 4-and-a-half of years. There has been lots of complaint also. You know, human beings round me didn't simply assume that I may want to do that," he stated.
"Hopefully I can inspire other athletes that it's miles feasible to be plant-primarily based and to recover well, to have strength, to have muscles.
"I'm no longer a weightlifter, of course, however I do have an optimal stability among the electricity and energy and speed. And, you know, nothing appears to be missing, at least from my experience. So I will keep on enjoying that."
Djokovic gave away just three video games in his first and simplest meeting with left-hander Nishioka in the Davis Cup closing year and the 24-yr-old fared little higher at Melbourne Park.
He turned into damaged in his first service game and become no suit for the power and precision of Djokovic.
Djokovic twisted the knife with every other early break in the 2d set as he went through the gears.
Nishioka became despondent with Djokovic doing no wrong, winning 34 points in a row on his serve before a double fault brought the run to a halt.
He wrapped up the one-sided rout whilst the Japanese despatched a forehand wide.
"That's clearly one of the best service fits I actually have had lately," said Djokovic.
"I became stimulated through my coach Goran (Ivanisevic) who got here out right here today. He brings plenty of insight."
Djokovic is in search of to become best the 1/3 man to win eight or extra titles at the identical Grand Slam after Rafael Nadal (12 at Roland Garros) and Federer (eight at Wimbledon).