Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) - Reigning champion Novak Djokovic
moved into the fourth round Friday at The Championships, Wimbledon.
The world No. 1 star dropped the first set against Czech veteran Radek
Stepanek before charging back for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 victory over the 28th
seed under the roof on Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Morning rain caused a delay and prompted officials to close the translucent
covering over tennis' most famous court.
Djokovic is now 30-1 over his last five majors and 42-2 over his last seven
The 25-year-old Serb reached his first-ever Wimbledon final and captured
his first-ever title here with a victory over Rafael Nadal a year ago. Nadal
beat Djokovic in the French Open final 18 days ago, but the mighty Spaniard
will not appear in a sixth straight Grand Slam title match after being shocked
by 100th-ranked Czech Lukas Rosol under the roof on Centre Court here on
Djokovic's round-of-16 opponent on Monday will be will fellow Serb Viktor
Troicki, who upended 15th-seeded Argentine Juan Monaco 7-5, 7-5, 6-3 on Day 5
of this fortnight.
The second round concluded Friday when 6-foot-6 American Sam Querrey surprised
rising 21st-seeded Canadian slugger Milos Raonic 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (9-7), 7-6
(10-8), 6-4. Querrey will meet 16th-seeded Croat Marin Cilic on Saturday.
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