Budding Hollywood actor Novak Djokovic led the way with a 6-3 6-2 6-1 demolition of Santiago Giraldo as a trio of former Australian Open champions reduced their opponents to bit part characters Thursday.
Djokovic makes his acting bow in the blockbuster "The Expendables 2" later this year but the defending champion showed that he had lost none of his appetite for his day job with an emphatic second round victory at Melbourne Park.
Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams earlier swept into the third round to rumblings about the lack of depth in the women's game but second seed Petra Kvitova bucked the trend when her second round match threatened to turn into a horror show.
Image: Novak Djokovic of Serbia waves to celebrate his victory over Santiago Giraldo of Colombia in their men's singles second round match on day four of the 2012 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 19, 2012. Djokovic won 6-3, 6-2, 6-1.