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|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 6-4 6-4 GAME SET AND MATCH! Harrison beats the turf in frustration as he returns powerfully but long - match point no.2 Djokovic... Taken as Harrison fails to return! The defending champ is through, but Ryan Harrison made him work. Next up is Benjamin Becker or Radek Stepanek. Men's draw.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 6-4 5-4 His serving has been outstanding since the end of the second set but, after a fine opener, he allows himself to slide a poor forehand into net after a decent return from the American. And then Harrison pings a wicked forehand pass away from Nole, it's called out but he'll challenge that - nope, just out. He responds with a dipping forehand down the line - excellent from Harrison! But now it's match point for Nole and the defending champ nets his volley! Deuce!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 6-4 5-4 BREAK! A line judge gets a Harrison serve in the gut, but he's a big lad so it won't do any harm. Harrison collapses after that and Nole sinks a killer return to draw Harrison to net, some nice volleys traded but Nole slips it wide of him for a love break! Serving for the match!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 6-4 4-4 Again Nole holds to 15, although it was almost a wicked return from Harrison, just failing to clear the net.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 6-4 3-4 Harrison pulls out his eighth ace today - good thing too, he was break point down! And he holds with a magnificent strike into the corner, double-handed backhand winner that Nole is nowhere near.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 6-4 3-3 Finally Nole drops a point on serve, but it's just a point as he holds to 15 in quick time.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 6-4 2-3 Nole looks aghast after Harrison gets a favourable call, allowing him to hold to 30.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 6-4 2-2 The pattern continues, as Harrison grinds out his service game while Nole holds to love for a third in a row.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 6-4 1-1 Harrison holds with a selection of strong serves and follow-ups, but so does Nole - to love. Djokovic has only dropped two points on serve since that epic 12-minute game where he saved six break points.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 6-4 Nice ace from Nole to bring up two set points, taken as Harrison returns long. Second set to Djokovic, despite the American's best efforts.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 5-4 Both men follow that crucial break with holds, Harrison really has played well it has to be said, but Nole is serving for the second set.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 4-3 BREAK Talk about rubbing it in - having lost six break points in the last game, Harrison is outmuscled - literally - by some wonderful Nole defence as he contorts his body into all sorts of shapes to win a succession of rallies, a missed smash gifting the Serb a break.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 3-3 That was a massive hold after a 12-minute game. Harrison had six break points and couldn't take any - that is the difference between a strong, workmanlike pro with good physical and technical attributes, and a top player.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 3-3 It's not taken though as Harrison sends it a touch long at a baseline rally - he is convinced it was in, the challenge shows it was! Huge error, that would have given him a break! Back to break point though. The first serve is out, the second isn't and it draws a rally that Nole wins with a smash. So frustrating for Harrison, he has to regain his focus! And he does as Djoko goes long, a sixth break point for Harrison! But he nets his next return. Deuce. And finally, Nole holds.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 2-3 Well hello - Harrison goes 40-0 up against Nole's serve and this could be interesting! The first break point is eaten back. and the second, as Nole finds his serve once more. And now a challenge as Harrison is called out - nope, deuce. But a fine return and it's a fourth break point! But a great serve and forehand drive brings it level once more. Now advantage Nole - but he misses it! Pointless challenge, well wide. Phew! And Nole sends one long after a rally, a 5th break point!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 2-3 Fine point by both men as Djokovic starts to take more risks as he looks to work a break in the second set - the first one doesn't pay off as his delicate drop shot fails to clear the net after a good, mobile rally. Harrison holds in the end.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 1-2 Harrison may not be in Nole's class, but he is a workmanlike player with a decent serve who does not let points go easily. The second set starts with holds for both men, and another good defence by Harrison is greeted by extended applause from the crowd.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-4 SET! No trouble for Nole closing that out, with one second serve a particularly fizzy delight down the middle. Indeed, the Serb powers his way to three break points although drops one after, um, dropping a shot just wide. Taken next point though as Harrison nets after being sent off balance by a power serve.
- DJOKOVIC 5-4 It sticks with serve after that Harrison scare, but Nole is serving for the first set.
- - DJOKOVIC 4-3 Easy hold for Djokovic, but then so it is for Harrison who defends his serve to 30, almost to love but for a cute drop pass that lands just wide and a nervy error to follow. Nole a break up though.
- - DJOKOVIC 3-2 BREAK! Nole challenges but is wrong, Harrison's shot was in and was excellent too, the Serb responding with applause to the American. Extended applause for Harrison as he goes 40-30 with a fine change of direction on his forehand, Nole fooled by that. The Serb bullies him to deuce though and he has a sniff now... Fine serve, advantage Harrison. But Nole kicks in some vicious returns and he has break point - taken as his savage forehand drive is netted by a slipping Harrison.
- - DJOKOVIC 2-2 I'm guessing Nole wants a fairly early night and he certainly has his 'psycho' face on right now. He blitzes to a love hold, but can he take anything off Harrison's serve?
- - DJOKOVIC 1-2 Pretty tentative start to this match as neither man takes any risks, going with serve although Nole predictably getting more against Harrison's.
- - Nole and Harrison are out hitting to warm up. It's certainly going to start, but for how long? They've gone past 11pm before at Wimbledon - yikes!
- - Now the organisers want to star Djokovic-Harrison now, but Clijsters has only just wrapped up victory on Centre Court. Will they start and abort, or will they leave it to tomorrow? There'll be some angry fans if they call it a night, so I would say the former - but it would be TV suicide, as Spain-Portugal in the Euro semi-finals is about to kick off!!
|Date of Birth||22/05/1987|
|Date of Birth||07/05/1992|