Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro cruise into third round of Italian Open

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Novak Djokovic in action

Novak Djokovic will pull double duty of Thursday after cruising past Denis Shapovalov in the second round of the Italian Open.

The Serbian, who won the Madrid Open last week, was never really troubled throughout and wrapped up a 6-1, 6-3 win in relative comfort.

He’ll be joined in round three by Juan Martin del Potro , who looked closer to his usual self in defeating David Goffin 6-4, 6-2.

Elsewhere, Kei Nishikori overcame Taylor Fritz 6-2, 6-4, and Diego Schwartzman beat Albert Ramos 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.

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Marin Cilic was dumped out of the competition though, losing 6-2, 6-3 to Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany.

However, Nick Kyrgios had a disappointing yet dramatic day after being controversially defaulting against Casper Ruud.

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