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Djokovic fights back to avoid upset

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:46

The Serbian was playing the world number 276, and lost the first set and his temper in front of a Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd who were firmly and vocally behind the American underdog.

But Djokovic regrouped and eventually won 6-7 (2/7) 6-3 7-6 (7/2) 6-4.

Yet 26-year-old Witten, who knocked out 29th seed Igor Andreev in the first round for the first grand slam match victory of his career, gave Djokovic a battle throughout the three hours and 28 minutes on court.

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