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Dynamite Novak Djokovic lays down marker

Second seed Novak Djokovic set up a mouthwatering quarter-final tie with Australian qualifer Bernard Tomic after breezing past Michael Llodra in straight sets.

Two days after his wobble against Marcos Baghdatis, Djokovic looked back to his best, delivering a punishing 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory in a little more than 90 minutes on Court One.

The world number two will now have to beat the impressive Tomic, who despatched Robin Soderling and Nikolay Davydenko to make the last eight.

Should he produce the same performance against Tomic though, there is little to suggest Djokovic will be defeated by the 18-year-old, who doubles up as his practice partner.

The Serb lost his cool during his thrilling encounter with Baghdatis, smashing his racquet on Centre Court, but yesterday he was calmness personified.

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