Top seed Djokovic sets up Rome quarter-final against Del Potro

Novak Djokovic will take on Argentine seventh-seederJuan Martin Del Potro at the Italian Open semi-finals. (AFP pic)

ROME: Top seed Novak Djokovic booked his ticket to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday with a straight sets win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

The Serbian world number one – the Madrid Open winner last weekend – won his third round match 6-3, 6-0 after earlier easing past Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-1, 6-3.

Djokovic, 31, a four-time Italian Open winner, next plays Argentine seventh seed Juan Martin Del Potro for a place in the semi-finals.