Djokovic vs Harrison: Australian Open 2013 live scores, blog

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    2013 Australian Open Live Scores

    Men's Singles, 2nd Round

    Melbourne

    N. Djokovic won in 3 sets

     
     
    Finished s1 s2 s3
    Novak Djokovic,SRB (1) 6 6 6
    Ryan Harrison,USA 1 2 3

    World no. 1 Novak Djokovic faces American rising star Ryan Harrison in what should be an entertaining Australian Open second round clash on Rod Laver Arena. Join us for live scores and commentary from 9:00pm AEDT.

    Djokovic was impressive in his opening victory over Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu and will be favoured to continue on his winning ways tonight.

    The reigning Australian Open champion might not get it all his own way though when he faces one of the ATP’s rising stars in Harrison.

    Harrison took a set off Andy Murray in the Australian Open last year and has the weapons to make life difficult for Djokovic.

    Although he has yet to take a set off Djokovic in two meetings, the American did impress when he played the Serb in Wimbledon last year before succumbing in three tight sets.

    Prediction

    Harrison’s game is all about going on the offensive. He possesses a big serve and forehand shot that can do great damage when on song.

    Like all young players however, Harrison does struggle with consistency and can fall away pretty quickly when things don’t go his way.

    Compounding Harrison’s problem will be the fact that he faces arguably the most consistent and intense player on the ATP tour in Djokovic.

    The five time Grand Slam winner is the best returner in the men’s game and his court coverage remains rivalled only by tennis superstars Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

    Djokovic’s double handed backhand and forehand shots are also match winners in their own right, so Harrison really has it all to do tonight against the most complete player on tour.

    With nothing to lose tonight, Harrison must be aggressive against Djokovic to have any chance of taking a set off the Serb, let alone producing a monumental upset.

    The American certainly has the talent to cause Djokovic a few problems tonight but the machine like precision and movement from the world no.1 should prove too tough to overcome for Harrison.

    Djokovic in three sets.

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    • Roar Guru

      10:27pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:27pm | ! Report

      Djokovic far too strong for Harrison tonight who has the world ahead of him. Djokovic’s shotmaking was superb tonight and his return game was brilliant at times as Harrison served up some bombs throughout the match. Djokovic Looking good for another strong title defence at the Aus Open. Can he be defeated down under? Thanks for joining us tonight and join us tomorrow for more live blogging action on The Roar

      Djokovic 6 6 6
      Harrison 1 2 3

    • Roar Guru

      10:24pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:24pm | ! Report

      GAME SET AND MATCH DJOKOVIC – Djokovic once again dictating play with the forehand and its another match point for the Serb. Djokovic with another forehand winner and he finishes the match the way he started. By playing awesome tennis!

      Djokovic 6 6 6
      Harrison 1 2 3

    • Roar Guru

      10:22pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:22pm | ! Report

      Harrison just wide with the forehand down the line and its match point Djokovic… Harrison though stays alive and its deuce as Djokovic nets the backhand return

      Djokovic 6 6 5
      Harrison 1 2 3

    • Roar Guru

      10:21pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:21pm | ! Report

      Djokovic with another monstrous backhand crosscourt shot and its 30-15 Harrison. Djokovic repeats the backhand masterclass and its 30 all

      Djokovic 6 6 5
      Harrison 1 2 3

    • Roar Guru

      10:19pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:19pm | ! Report

      Djokovic just misses the line with the backhand and its 30-0 Harrison

      Djokovic 6 6 5
      Harrison 1 2 3

    • Roar Guru

      10:18pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:18pm | ! Report

      Djokovic with another masterful crosscourt forehand winner and he holds and is one game away from a place in the third round.

      Djokovic 6 6 5
      Harrison 1 2 3

    • Roar Guru

      10:17pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:17pm | ! Report

      Djokovic too good with the backhand and he finishes the point with an easy volley. 15-0. Djokovic once again sets up the point with a forehand and finishes with an easy volley for 30 love

      Djokovic 6 6 4
      Harrison 1 2 3

    • Roar Guru

      10:15pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:15pm | ! Report

      Harrison with a strong backhand that Djokovic cannot return into play and its game point yet again for the American. Djokovic nets another forehand and Harrison holds very well under pressure. Good stuff.

      Djokovic 6 6 4
      Harrison 1 2 3

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