Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Malek Jaziri of Tunisia during their ATP tennis match on the third day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic recorded his 700th career win Wednesday when he cruised past Tunisia's Malek Jaziri and into the Dubai Tennis Championships quarterfinals. Djokovic won 6-1, 6-2 in 65 minutes and will face Spain's Feliciano Lopez for a spot in the last four.Djokovic is the third active player to pass the milestone, following in the footsteps of Roger Federer (1,067) and Rafael Nadal (775).The unseeded flamboyant Australian dispatched Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-2 and next faces third seed Tomas Berdych, who he beat last weekend in the Marseille semifinals.As clouds moved into the Gulf, conditions remained hot at 33 degrees Celsius at the Aviation Club, where Berdych tamed Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 6-2, 6-2 .Bautista Agut, who has won two titles already this season, will next face Marcos Baghdatis after the popular Cypriot defeated Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-2 .
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