Result: Novak Djokovic passes Stanislas Wawrinka test

Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic is through to the Madrid Open quarter-finals with a hard-fought straight-sets victory over Stanislas Wawrinka.

Novak Djokovic has booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open with a hard-fought victory over Stanislas Wawrinka.

In a tight opening set, world number 26 Wawrinka was able to match Djokovic and force the tie-break.

Both players swapped mini-breaks twice before the Serbian found a third to serve out 7-5.

The world number one took control in the second as two breaks gave him the opportunity to clinch the match.

There was still some fight in Wawrinka as the Swiss broke Djokovic for the first time in the set to give himself a slim chance of a recovery.

However, it only delayed the inevitable as Djokovic served out the match 6-4.

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2Serbia Novak Djokovic8,915
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,705
4Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
5Canada Milos Raonic4,480
6Switzerland Roger Federer4,305
7Spain Rafael Nadal4,145
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,465
9Croatia Marin Cilic3,420
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,310
11France Gael Monfils3,190
12Belgium David Goffin2,975
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,960
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,456
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,425
17United States Jack Sock2,375
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
19Pablo Carreno Busta2,025
20Alexander Zverev1,850