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Djokovic survives


One of the big three (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic) was finally tested today. Novak Djokovic needed all five sets to beat Tommy Robredo of Spain 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

He has problems throughout the match with an upset stomach, and then he tweaked both his right hip muscle and his right ankle. Afterwrads he told the crowd, “Whoever I play (next) will be physically fitter than me, that’s for sure,” and “If I start to talk about what’s bothering me now it will go until tomorrow,” and “I need to stay next to the net, otherwise I will fall down.”

But all kidding outside, he gutted this one out. Still, this has to be good news for Andy Roddick, who would play Djokovic next if he beats Fernando Gonzalez tonight.

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