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Result: Novak Djokovic sails through to last eight of Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic beats Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-2 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, where he will face Kei Nishikori.

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic has eased past Karen Khachanov in straight sets to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for a 10th time.

Djokovic produced an impressive all-round display in seeing off his opponent 6-4 6-2 6-2 in less than two hours, setting up a meeting with Kei Nishikori for a place in the final four.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during the Wimbledon fourth-round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov July 9, 2018... on the grass© Reuters

After dropping the opening serve of the contest, the Serbian broke right back and quickly found his stride, going on to win 51% of the points on Khachanov's serve.

The former world number one lost his serve in the seventh game, too, but Khachanov simply could not take advantage and Djokovic made no mistake by claiming his first set point when it arrived.

Djokovic, who will be competing in his 41st Grand Slam quarter, had far more joy in the second and third sets as he held throughout.

A long rally culminated in Khachanov guiding a backhand into the net for his opponent to claim match point at the third attempt.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal also remain in Wimbledon contention after coming through their quarter-final ties unscathed on Monday.

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