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Djokovic, Murray find footing

Big four stalwarts struggle but advance to the third round in New York

Updated: August 30, 2013, 9:34 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Down in the bottom half of the draw, Rafael Nadal lost all of three games in his second-round match. Ancient, wheezing Roger Federer -- who just turned 32 -- lost a total of six.

You will understand the hysteria that broke loose here on Friday when No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic dropped six games -- in the very first set of his second-round match with Benjamin Becker. In fact, the 32-year-old Becker actually found himself serving for that set. "It was a struggle," Djokovic acknowledged ...

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