Djokovic maintains perfect record, Wozniacki exits

Wed Oct 1, 2014 10:53am EDT
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BEIJING (Reuters) - Men's top seed Novak Djokovic maintained his perfect China Open record but Caroline Wozniacki's hopes of qualifying for the year-ending WTA Finals in Singapore took a hit after she crashed out on Wednesday.

World number one Djokovic needed 85 minutes to overcome Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-3 7-5 in the second round and extend his China Open record to 21-0.

Djokovic, eyeing a fifth title at Beijing, broke the big-serving Pospisil four times and lost only six points on his first serve in a dominant display that boosted his hopes of securing the year-end number one ranking.

"You work all your life and you dream about becoming the No. 1 in the world, the best in what you do," Djokovic said.

"It's definitely always the highest priority out there with winning Grand Slams.

"That gives me plenty of motivation. It would mean, of course, a lot to me," said Djokovic.

"That's why I'm out here in Beijing and Shanghai, competing and trying to get that year-end No. 1."

Rain washed out play on the outer courts, where seeded players including Tomas Berdych and Grigor Dimitrov are scheduled to play.

Bulgarian Dimitrov will meet Djokovic if he goes past Spaniard Pablo Andujar in the second round.   Continued...

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning a point against Vasek Pospisil of Canada during their men's singles tennis match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee