Novak Djokovic battles past Andreas Seppi to Australian Open fourth round

• Top seed came through in straight sets 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)
• Italian No2 failed to convert two set-points in final set

The defending champion Novak Djokovic, seeking a sixth Australian Open title, advanced to the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the 10th consecutive year with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6) win over the No28 seed Andreas Seppi.

At 6-4 down in the tie-break Djokovic saved two set-points and then earned match-point when Seppi hit the net. Djokovic clinched it when the Italian missed a return, improving his record against Seppi to 12-0.

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