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Djokovic into last-16 of Australian Open, Murray knocked out by Bautista Agut



Novak Djokovic defeated Grigor Dimitrov in the Australian Open round of 16 despite continuing to experience hamstring issues.

Djokovic defeated the 27th-seeded Bulgarian with a score of 7-6 (9-7) 6-3 6-4 after taking the first set on the road to victory.

The 35-year-old had previously played with a hamstring ailment for which he was receiving treatment.

The nine-time champion was clearly in pain the whole third set.

The 22nd seeded Australian Alex de Minaur, who defeated France’s Benjamin Bonzi in straight sets, will be Djokovic’s next opponent.

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Elsewhere, British star Andy Murray got knocked out of the competition after eventually losing to Roberto Bautista Agut.

Former world number one Murray was beaten 6-1 6-7 (7-9) 6-3 6-4 by his Spaniard counterpart.

Murray was aiming to reach the fourth round at a major for the first time since 2017 but it was Bautista Agut who advanced to the next round.

Earlier on Saturday, another British player Dan Evans lost 6-4 6-2 6-3 to fifth seed Andrey Rublev.

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