Aussie Open Re-Cap: Day 5

Djokovic wins 17th straight Aussie match

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Photo: Associated Press/Dita Alangkara

Djokovic wins 17th straight match at Aussie Open

“Djokovic broke the 34-year-old, 34th-ranked Stepanek late in each set of a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5, extending Djokovic’s winning streak to 17 matches at the Australian Open.

Djokovic was troubled at times against Stepanek, who mixed up the tempo with a lot of serve-and-volley and some unorthodox shot-making. “Absolutely it was great. Great match and great fun,” Djokovic said. “It’s always tricky to play Radek. He’s a talented player. Skillful player.”

Told about the statistics, Stepanek won 36 of the 67 points he played at the net, Djokovic wasn’t surprised at all.”He’s skillful on the net and he was not giving me a lot of rhythm, he was changing up the pace on the ball,” Djokovic said. “Nowadays everything is based on the baseline. It’s nice to see somebody coming to the net….” Read Full article here.

An Associated Press Article by Dennis Passa

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