Djokovic sees of Stepanek

Top seed Novak Djokovic overcame the challenge of the experienced Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-5) to reach the third round at Wimbledon.

Djokovic prevailed in an entertaining Centre Court contest that astonishginly featured just the two breaks of serve, both managed by the Serbian as he moved into a two-set lead after just over an hour.

However Stepanek - bidding to become the oldest man to ever reach the third round at SW19 - stopped any thoughts of a straight sets victory for last year's beaten finalist by taking the third set in a tie-break.

The fourth also followed suit, only this time it was Djokovic who came out on top in the breaker. A challenge after a forehand passing shot finally clinched him victory after over three hours, setting up a showdown witn Gilles Simon next.

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