Djoko survives; Federer in QF

Aug 02, 2012, 07:37 IST | AFP

Djokovic survives; Federer in quarters

Novak Djokovic had to dig deep to avoid a shock Olympic exit as the world number two fought back to defeat Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the third round yesterday.

Djokovic was pushed to the brink in a gruelling clash on Centre Court before finally overpowering the gritty Hewitt in one hour and 56 minutes.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer moved into the Olympic Games quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin.  

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