Result: Novak Djokovic maintains impressive run at Italian Open

Novak Djokovic reacts during the French Open final against Andy Murray on June 5, 2016
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World number two Novak Djokovic beats Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 6-4 in the last 16 of the Italian Open.

Novak Djokovic has made it through to his 11th straight quarter-final at the Italian Open with a straight-sets win over Roberto Bautista Agut.

The world number two came out on top 6-4 6-4 on Thursday afternoon to maintain his impressive Rome run, remaining on course for a fifth title in nine years.

Djokovic, a beaten finalist here last year, held his serve throughout the opening set and earned the only break in the seventh game to ease into a convincing lead.

The second set proved to be tougher for the 29-year-old as, after breaking Bautista Agut in the third, his opponent pegged him back in the sixth to take three games on the spin.

Djokovic required four break points to wrest back control of the match in the ninth game with the final break of the afternoon, before seeing things through to set up a meeting with either Kei Nishikori or Juan Martin del Potro in the last eight.

Andy Murray in action against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on June 5, 2016
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,465
3Switzerland Roger Federer6,545
4Serbia Novak Djokovic6,325
5Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,140
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,075
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
8Japan Kei Nishikori3,740
9Canada Milos Raonic3,310
10Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,160
11Alexander Zverev3,160
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,805
13France Gael Monfils2,775
14Belgium David Goffin2,605
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
16Pablo Carreno Busta2,350
17United States Jack Sock2,290
18Lucas Pouille2,255
19Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,245
20Australia Nick Kyrgios1,940
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