Top seed Djokovic books third round place in Rome

Novak Djokovic won the second round match 6-1, 6-3 in 66 minutes. (AFP pic)

ROME: Top seed Novak Djokovic booked his ticket to the third round of the WTA and ATP Italian Open on Thursday with a straight sets win over Canadian Denis Shapovalov.

The Serbian world number one – the Madrid Open winner last weekend – won the second round match 6-1, 6-3 in 66 minutes.

Djokovic, 31, a four-time Italian Open winner, next plays either German Philipp Kohlschreiber or Italy’s Marco Cecchinato for a place in the quarter-finals.