Novak Djokovic wins 700th career match at Dubai Championships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Novak Djokovic earned his 700th career match win by beating Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-2 at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.

Djokovic, who joined the tour a decade ago, has a 700-146 career match record.

He's one of three active players to reach 700 wins. The others are Roger Federer, who has 1,067, and Rafael Nadal, who has 775.

"Sounds like I played many matches in my career," a smiling Djokovic told the crowd.

Djokovic has won the Dubai title four times but lost to Federer in the past two years.

In the first set, Djokovic lost just two points in four service games.

The only scare he faced was when serving for the match in the eighth game of the second set. He double faulted to a break point, but recovered to secure the match three points later.

"Solid match and performance," Djokovic said. I will take the positives for tomorrow."

Djokovic will play sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the quarterfinals. Lopez advanced with a 6-3, 7-6 (7) win over Lukas Rosol of Czech Republic.

Second-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland advanced with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Croatian qualifier Franko Skugor.

Wawrinka, who was two points from defeat in his first round match against Sergiy Stakhovsky, will play eighth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the quarterfinals.

Kohlschreiber beat Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (5).

The third-seeded Tomas Berdych advanced to his fourth quarterfinal of the season by beating Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 6-2, 6-2.

Berdych, a two-time Dubai finalist, holds a 22-4 win-loss record at the tournament. He's reached at least the semifinals in four of the past five years.

The fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain pummeled Hyeon Chung of South Korea 6-0, 6-1 to reach his fifth quarterfinal of the year.

The 18th-ranked Bautista Agut has won two of his four career titles this year at Auckland, New Zealand, and Sofia, Bulgaria.

He next plays Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the quarters. Bagdhatis defeated Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-4, 6-2.