Tennis: Djokovic keeps Olympics gold bid alive

AP, Wednesday 1 Aug 2012

Djokovic wins to reach Olympic quarterfinals


Novak Djokovic hit 16 aces and came from behind to beat Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals at the Olympics.

The No. 2-seeded Djokovic had his hands full against Hewitt, who is ranked 158th but was back on the court where he won Wimbledon 10 years ago. Djokovic gradually took control by winning a succession of long rallies from the baseline.

The Serb is trying to add to his medal collection after winning the bronze in 2008.

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