Djokovic conquers the heavy conditions -- barely
NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic, still nearly swooning on his feet, stood in Arthur Ashe Stadium, his words spaced wide by the rapid and labored breaths he was drawing.
His first-round match was over, 3 hours, 40 minutes after it began, and Djokovic had won 159 points -- one more than Davis Cup teammate Viktor Troicki. What did it feel like when, with the afternoon waning, he was able to seek refuge in the shade creeping across center court?
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