Aussie Open champ Djokovic reaches Monte Carlo third round

Updated: April 22, 2008, 11:58 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters by defeating Ivan Ljubicic 6-3, 6-3 Tuesday.

The Australian Open champion broke Ljubicic at love in the eighth game of the first set for a 5-3 lead and clinched the set with an ace.

Using a two-handed backhand to counter Ljubicic's booming serve, Djokovic saved two break points in the eighth game of the second set but was rarely troubled.

"I came up with a straight-set win, which ...

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