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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Defending champion Novak Djokovic, seeking a sixth Australian Open title, has advanced to the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the 10th consecutive year with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (6) win over No. 28-seeded Andreas Seppi.At 6-4 down in the tiebreaker, Djokovic saved two sets points and then earned match point when Seppi netted a shot. He clinched it when Seppi missed a return.
The last time Djokovic failed to reach the round of 16 at a Grand Slam tournament was at the 2009 French Open
Djokovic won his first major here in 2008, and has since won Australian titles in 2011, '12, '13 and '15.
He improved his record against Seppi to 12-0. Seppi has only won one set against Djokovic in nine matches on hard courts.