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Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork. Michael Jordan Jersey .com) - World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka both breezed into the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday. The four-time Aussie titlist Djokovic won the first nine games and needed just 84 minutes to dispose of Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 at Rod Laver Arena. Overall I executed the game plan, said Djokovic. Everything I intended to do, almost 100 percent, from every second in my game, serve, baseline play, aggressive shots and aggressive returns. He [Kuznetsov] dropped his first-serve percentage a lot in the second set and obviously allowed me to have a lot of looks at the second serves. That, as well, gave me an opportunity to step in and just swing through the ball. The reigning Wimbledon champion Djokovic captured three straight Aussie crowns from 2011-13. His next step toward becoming the second man to win five Aussie Open titles will come Saturday against 31st-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who handled Japans Go Soeda 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) at Melbourne Park. The fourth-seeded Wawrinka extended his winning streak at this major to nine with a 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 win over Romanian qualifier Marius Copil. The tight affair saw the champ win just four more points than the game Copil, playing in his first Grand Slam main draw. It was quite a tough match, said Wawrinka. Happy to get through, especially in three sets. Condition wasnt easy today. Quite hot, really fast on the court, and he was playing great. He was serving big, putting lots of pressure. Wasnt playing my best tennis, but Im happy the way I fight today. Wawrinka has reached the third round in Melbourne seven years running. His next opponent will be Finnish left-hander Jarkko Nieminen. Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori fell behind early against Croat Ivan Dodig, but wound up pulling out a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (7-0) victory, while eighth-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic topped American Donald Young 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 and ninth-seeded former French Open runner-up David Ferrer overcame Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Feliciano Lopez, seeded 12th, trailed by two sets to Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, staved off a match point in the third and advanced when Mannarino retired due to heat exhaustion in the fourth. Lopez was leading 4-0 in the fourth prior to Mannarino calling it quits, as Lopez moved on in 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 4-0 fashion. American John Isner reached the round of 32 with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4 decision over Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer. The 19th-seeded Isner avoided a date with No. 13 Roberto Bautista Agut, who was ousted by Luxembourgs Gilles Muller 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Day 4. In other second-round action involving seeds, 6-foot-8 Pole Jerzy Janowicz upended No. 17 Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-4, 1-6, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3, No. 18 Frenchman Gilles Simon bested Spaniard Marcel Granollers 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-4, and American Steve Johnson pulled off a mild upset with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 pasting of No. 30 Colombian Santiago Giraldo. Johnson will next square off against Nishikori, last years U.S. Open runner-up. Also on Thursday, Nieminen doused German Matthias Bachinger 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, 7-5; Canadas Vasek Pospisil overcame Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-4; Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez bested Colombian Alejandro Gonzalez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3; and German Benjamin Becker came all the way back to dismiss long-time Aussie favorite Lleyton Hewitt 2-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. The 33-year-old former world No. 1 Hewitt is a two-time Grand Slam champion and former Aussie Open runner-up. Becker should have his hands full with the big- serving Raonic on Saturday. The third round will get underway Friday, as second-seeded former world No. 1 Roger Federer will face Italian Andreas Seppi, third-seeded former top-ranked star Rafael Nadal will battle Israeli Dudi Sela and sixth-seeded three-time Aussie Open runner-up Andy Murray will tangle with Portuguese Joao Sousa. Federer owns 17 a mens-record major titles, including four at the Aussie Open. The 14-time Grand Slam winner and reigning French Open king Nadal beat Federer in the 2009 final and is a two-time runner-up here, including last year when he was stunned by Wawrinka in the finale. Also on Day 5, seventh-seeded former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych will take on Serb Viktor Troicki and 10th-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov will be opposed by former Melbourne runner-up Marcos Baghdatis. James Shields Jersey . -- Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen took the second-round lead Saturday in the Champions Tours Legends of Golf, teaming for a 6-under 48 in windy conditions on the par-3 Top of the Rock course. Luis Aparicio Jersey . Cain departed in the fourth inning of a 10-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday. X-rays on Cains bruised forearm were negative. He was hit when Sanchez led off the fourth with a groundout. http://www.authenticbaseshopwhitesox.com/authentic-bo-jackson-white-soxjersey/ . His absence against the Celtics comes a day after he scored 43 points in the Heats 100-96 win at Cleveland.Australia dumped Pakistan out of the World T20 and set up a winner-takes-all clash with hosts India on Sunday courtesy of a 21-run victory in Mohali. Steve Smith (61no from 43) top scored for Australia in a total of 193-4, the skipper sharing rollicking, 38-ball stands of 62 with Glenn Maxwell (30 from 18) and an unbeaten 74 with the soon-to-retire Shane Watson (44no from 28).Spinner Adam Zampa (2-32) then accounted for the dangerous Umar Akmal (32 from 20) and Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi (14 from seven) as the 2009 champions were restricted to 172-8, James Faulkner (5-27) firing at the death to complete the best bowling figures by an Australian in T20Is.Pakistans defeat was their third in four games in Group 2 and leaves them unable to progress to the semi-finals, with the victor of this weekends Australia-India encounter - the sides currently locked together on four points - joining table-toppers New Zealand in the last four.Usman Khawaja (21 off 16) made a brisk start in his first match against the country of his birth, before being clean bowled by a Wahab Riaz yorker in the fourth over, two balls after pulling the searing left-armer for a sumptuous six over deep backward square. Wahab Riaz (R) bowled Usman Khawaja and David Warner David Warner (nine) - up a spot to No 3 in a rejigged Australia bating line-up that saw Aaron Finch drafted in to open and Watson drop from the top of the order to No 6 - fell in similar fashion two overs later, Wahab (2-35) rattling the top of his middle stump.Finchs dismissal shortly after, the burly opener bowled by spinner Imad Wasim for 15, saw Smiths men slip to 57-3, but the skipper and Maxwell powered on, the lattter drilling a superb maximum over long-off just prior to being caught at long-on off Imad (2-31). Melky Cabrera Jersey. Maxwells exit didnt disrupt the scoring, with Smith reaching his second T20I fifty from 35 deliveries - his other, an effort of 90, coming against England in Cardiff last August - and Watson nailing three sixes and four fours as Australia plundered 66 runs from the final five overs.Sharjeel Khan (30 from 19) started like a train for Pakistan, much like he did against New Zealand on Wednesday when cracking 47 from 25 balls, but his opening partner, Ahmed Shehzad (one) fell cheaply, top-edging an attempted slog off the recalled Josh Hazlewood to mid-off.Sharjeels enterprising knock, which featured nine boundaries, came to an end when he chopped Faulkner onto his stumps in the sixth over, though Pakistan rebounded in the seventh with Akmal walloping Watson for 17 runs, including for six over midwicket. Sharjeel Khan powered nine fours from his opening berth Akmal, though, came unstuck against Zampa, bowled middle pole after missing an almighty heave to leg, and Pakistans hopes diminished further when Afridi - perhaps in his final T20I - was stumped having launched the leg-spinner over the ropes the ball before.Afridis men looked beaten way before Faulkner dismissed top scorer Khalid Latif (46 from 41) and Imad (0) from successive balls in the 18th and, needing 30 from Faulkners final over, could only muster eight, with Sarfraz Ahmed (two) and Wahab (0) caught out in the process.Watch highlights of Australias game with Pakistan at 6.30pm on Sky Sports 2 and then catch their crunch clash with India, in Mohali, from 1.30pm on Sunday on the same channel. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '

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