Defending Champion Novak Djokovic continued his rich vein of form as he defeated wildcard entry Quentin Halys to ease through the third round of the Australian Open at the Melbourne Park on Wednesday.
The world number one, who was facing a teenager for the second match in a row, defeated the world 187 ranked player 6-1, 6-2, 7-6(3) in the second round contest.
Djokovic accelerated through the first two sets, illustrating the type of ruthless tennis that scooped three majors in 2015.
Earlier on Monday, he kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a straight-set win over Chung Hyeon of South Korea to advance to the second round of the tournament.
The defending champion had outclassed the South Korean teenager 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in a thrilling opening round that lasted for about two hours at Rod Laver Arena.
Djokovic dismissed match-fixing allegations
The tennis corruption scandal regards claims made by the BBC and BuzzFeed that a group of 16 top players had repeatedly been suspected of fixing matches but never faced action.
“My response is that there's always going to be, especially these days when there is a lot of speculations, this is now the main story in tennis, in (the) sports world, there's going to be a lot of allegations,” said Djokovic following his straight sets, second round victory over French teenager Quentin Halys in Melbourne on Wednesday.
“I have nothing more to say. I said everything I needed to say two days ago. You know, until somebody comes out with the real proof and evidence, it's only a speculation for me.”
Djokovic, 28, was also asked about a match he lost at the Paris Masters in 2007 to Frenchman Fabrice Santoro when the Serb was suffering from his wisdom teeth.
Certain media allegations claim that match had been targeted by match-fixers.
“What it is to say? I've lost that match. I don't know if you're trying to create a story about that match or for that matter any of the matches of the top players losing in the early rounds, I think it's just absurd,” said Djokovic.
“Anybody can create a story about any match. That's my point. There hasn't been too many matches where top players lost in (the) last decade or so in (the) early rounds.
“You can pick any match that you like that the top player lost and just create a story out of it.
“I think it's not supported by any kind of proof, any evidence, any facts. It's just speculation. So I don't think there is a story about it.”