Marathon man Djoker does it again

Updated: January 20, 2013, 5:38 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- A Swiss and a Serb played a tense, thrilling match in a Grand Slam event Sunday night.

That was a familiar scenario. Nothing else about the punishing five hours three-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic spent fending off a coup d'etat attempt by Stanislas Wawrinka in the round of 16 followed any predictable script.

Djokovic's skilled 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 12-10 escape will be remembered as just one brilliant performance among many for him. ...

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