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Second seed Djokovic reaches Beijing quarters

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  • Second seed Novak Djokovic cruises into the quarterfinals of the China Open
  • Djokovic takes just an hour to defeat fellow-Serb Viktor Troicki in straight sets
  • 22-year-old now plays fifth seed Fernando Verdasco for a place in the last four
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(CNN) -- Second seed Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarterfinals of the China Open in Beijing with a straight sets victory over fellow-Serb Viktor Troicki on Wednesday.

Novak Djokovic took just over an hour to cruise into the quarterfinals of the China Open.

Novak Djokovic took just over an hour to cruise into the quarterfinals of the China Open.

Djokovic, looking for his third ATP title of the year, reached the last eight with a comfortable 6-3 6-0 in just over an hour.

The 22-year-old will now play fifth seed Fernando Verdasco for a place in the last four, after the Spaniard defeated compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5 6-4.

Meanwhile, fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko, who won his third title of the year in Malaysia last weekend, trounced Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, allowing the world number 22 only one game in a 6-1 6-0 romp.

The 28-year-old Russian is fighting to secure a place in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London in November, which will feature the top eight men's singles players.

Andy Roddick, Verdasco, Fernando Gonzalez and Robin Soderling are also vying for the final three spots in the London draw. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro and Djokovic have already qualified.

Davydenko will now face eighth seed Marin Cilic in the last eight, after the Croatian rallied to defeat France's Julien Benneteau 6-2 2-6 6-0.

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