Djokovic is back and he finally played a whole match without his opponents retiring. The world no. 1 made light work of Kyle Edmund with a 6-2 6-1 6-4 fourth-round win to end Edmund’s remarkable run at the competition.
Edmund, 21, ranked 84 beat two seeds as he made it to the last-16 of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career.
However, he was outplayed from the start by the defending champion. Edmund’s exit means, Andy Murray is the only Briton left in the tournament.
Djokovic showed no signs of being rusty despite only completing six games in the past two rounds because of injuries to Jiri Vesely and Mikhail Youzhny.
The 29-year-old Serb needed treatment during the third set as the trouble he had with his upper arm in the first round flared up again.
But he came through unscathed to ensure his quest for a 13th Grand Slam title and third this year remains on track.
“It feels great to play a full match after a weird couple of days when I didn’t have too much tennis,” said Djokovic.
“I came out of the blocks with high intensity. It’s not easy to do that when you have to wait all day to play.
“I made Kyle work for each point and kept him moving around the court.”
Edmund’s run to the fourth round – the best Grand Slam performance of his career so far – included victories over 13th seed Richard Gasquet and 20th seed John Isner.
The Serb will play France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga next.