Djokovic into third round in Cincinnati Masters

CINCINNATI: Serbian fourth seed Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of the ATP Cincinnati Masters hardcourt tournament on Wednesday by defeating Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.

The victory advances Djokovic into a match-up against the winner of a later match between big-serving American John Isner and France's Jeremy Chardy.

Australian Chris Guccione, ranked 124th, pulled off an early upset on the third day of the three million-dollar US Open tune-up event by eliminating French seventh seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (14/12), 6-2.

Tsonga squandered five set points in the first-set tie-breaker and Guccione blasted 20 aces past the Frenchman to advance in just 76 minutes.

The 2.01m Aussie bomber needed only 24 minutes to capture the match after claiming the tie-breaker.