R3 Nole vs Stepanek
因為這個策略奏效 一有多拍來回 又是底線調度
第一盤 好不容易有了破發機會 就讓寶貝得逞 拿下一盤
是說 寶貝與捷克人兩人越打越有趣 臉部表情越變越多
6-4 6-3 7-5
只可惜 如此歡樂的比賽 沒能錄下來
Australian Open - Djokovic made to work by Stepanek
World number one Novak Djokovic was forced to scrap for every point but advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4 6-3 7-5 victory over Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic.
The 34-year-old Stepanek, ranked 34th in the world, did little wrong in an entertaining clash of inspired shotmaking and ball-chasing, but the Serb's court craft, service return and retrieval skills were simply too good in the end.
The 34-year-old Czech is nobody's mug and the world number one had to work for every point in the 142-minute encounter, getting a good workout, particularly at the net, before sealing the win with a forehand pass.
"Always great to play Radek. He's very experienced, very tricky to play. Hope you enjoyed as much as we did on the court," said 25-year-old Serbian after he reached the fourth round for the seventh year in a row.
The top seep is seeking to become the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles since the tennis went professional in 1969.
Djokovic will now meet either big-serving American Sam Querrey or Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round.