Nadal, Djokovic battled into Wimbledon 3rd round

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London, July 5: Former champions Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic battled into the Wimbledon third round on Thursday .
World number one Nadal defeated Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 and will next face Australian teenager Alex de Minaur.
Djokovic, the three-time champion, needed treatment on his left thigh on Court Two but still had too many weapons for Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.
Djokovic has now made the third round for 10 consecutive years and will face either British 21st seed Kyle Edmund or US qualifier Bradley Klahn.
Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, was tested by world number 77 Kukushkin, a player who is coached by his wife.
The Kazakhstani was made to pay for converting just two of 13 break points in the match. (AFP)