Novak Djokovic survived a huge challenge from 15th-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka to win 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 12-10 in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday. In a match that exceeded five hours, the players still had enough left in the tank to produce a stirring match point that the scrambling two-time defending champion won with a backhand winner.
That point is already getting rave reviews:
the fact the guys went 5hours of toe to toe and the matchpoint was of the best i have ever seen—
Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) January 20, 2013
Not sure how but Novak Djokovic wins 12-10 in the fifth. One of the best match points you will ever see.—
Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) January 20, 2013
Match to Djokovic. I'm pretty sure after that insane match point the Swiss TV announcer said, "too good"—
Carl Bialik (@CarlBialik) January 20, 2013