Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic continued his comeback from six months out with an injured right elbow with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 21 Albert Ramos-Vinolas to move into the fourth round for a sixth consecutive major.
Djokovic took a medical timeout in the second set to have his back and legs massaged but appeared to show little ill effects for the rest of the match.
“It was OK. Nothing major,” Djokovic said.
Roger Federer continued his careerlong domination of Richard Gasquet, beating the Frenchman for the 17th time in 19 matches with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 third-round win.
Gasquet has failed to take a set off Federer in their past 10 matches. They first played each other in 2005.
Defending champion Federer has now reached the fourth round for the 16th time in 19 trips to Melbourne Park. Along the way, he has won five of his 19 Grand Slam singles titles.

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