Djokovic needed just 84 minutes to dispatch the Russian and book a spot in the third round.
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World number one Novak Djokovic brushed aside Russian opponent Andrey Kuznetsov to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
Djokovic never looked in doubt in his 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 demolition of Kuznetsov, and was in control of from the outset, needing just 21 minutes to wrap up the first set.
It was much of the same in the second set, with the Serbian racing out to a 3-0 lead before Kuznetsov finally got on the scoreboard.
It was to be the Russian’s highlight of the set as Djokovic won three straight games to claim the second set.
Kuznetsov surprised the fans at Rod Laver Arena after managing to grab a break of serve early in the third set, but was powerless to stop the 27-year-old’s charge to the third round as he attempts to win his fifth Australian Open.
Djokovic will now face the winner of Go Soeda and Fernando Verdasco on Saturday.