MELBOURNE, Australia — En route to a 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 loss to Novak Djokovic, No. 49 Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan put on a clinic on how to win a game against the three-time defending champion.
Istomin started his service game with an ace, then hits a stinging running forehand winner that takes him completely off the court. He follows that up with a perfectly placed backhand looper that lands smack on the line, and then finishes it off with one of the shots of the tournament, a running backhand that curves around the netpost and lands in.
See guys? It’s really not that hard.
Watch the four-point sequence here: