Top seed Djokovic books third round place in Rome


Rome (AFP)

Top seed Novak Djokovic booked his ticket to the third round of the WTA and ATP Italian Open on Thursday with a straight sets win over Canadian Denis Shapovalov.

The Serbian world number one -- the Madrid Open winner last weekend -- won the second round match 6-1, 6-3 in 66 minutes.

Djokovic, 31, a four-time Italian Open winner, next plays either German Philipp Kohlschreiber or Italy's Marco Cecchinato for a place in the quarter-finals.