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Novak Djokovic reaches Madrid Open quarterfinals

Mutua Madrid Open - Day Six

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 09: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand in his match against Jeremy Chardy of France during day six of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on May 09, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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MADRID - Novak Djokovic eased into the Madrid Open quarterfinals by beating Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 7-6 (2) on Thursday.

Djokovic dominated the first set and won the final four points of the tiebreaker in the Magic Box.

He racked up a 13th consecutive win over Chardy, all in straight sets.

The top-ranked Djokovic will next face Marin Cilic, who came from behind to beat Laslo Djere 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Djokovic is seeking his second title of the season, and third in Madrid. He began the year by winning the Australian Open.