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Novak Djokovic tops Nicolas Mahut

Updated: January 21, 2012, 2:15 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Novak Djokovic gave Nicolas Mahut one lousy birthday present.

The top-seeded Djokovic routed the Frenchman 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open. He needed only 1 hour, 14 minutes to dismiss the newly 30-year-old Mahut, who lost the longest match in Grand Slam history over 11 hours, 5 minutes against John Isner at Wimbledon in 2010.

"I wish him happy birthday, and hopefully tonight he can enjoy it," Djokovic said.

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