World No. 1 and 2nd seed Novak Djokovic was in top form as he dispatched Lithuanian Richards Berankis with a 6-1,6-2,6-2 thrashing in their men's singles second-round match at French Open on Thursday. With the victory, Novak Djokovic equalled Roger Federer's tally of 70 wins at Roland Garros -- the joint 2nd highest behind 12-time champion Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic, who was disqualified during his Round of 16 match at US Open last month, is yet to lose in the novel coronavirus-hit season. Djokovic won the Italian Open in Rome last week and opened the French Open campaign with a straight-set win over Egypt's Mikael Ymer.

There was rare sunshine at the Phillipe Chatrier but it was a dull match for the few spectators who were allowed to attend the match as Djokovic hardly broke a sweat during his win which came in an hour and 23 minutes. Djokovic, bidding for his second French Open crown and 18th Grand Slam title, has dropped 10 games in two rounds so far and occasionally looked bored on Thursday, taking the opportunity to practise his drop shot on numerous occasions.

Meanwhile, 9th seed Denis Shapovalov suffered a shock loss to unseeded Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena in their second-round match which extended to five hours at the Court Suzanne-Lengen. Shapovalov came back from behind to force a decided but lost a hard-fought final set. He was ousted after Carballes Baena won the match 7-5,6-7(5),6-3,3-6,8-6. Shapovalov will still be in action as he partners with India's Rohan Bopanna in the men's doubles action.
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