Novak Djokovic vs Denis Istomin: 2014 Australian Open live scores, blog

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    Novak Djokovic has suffered a shock loss at the Aussie Open. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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    2014 Australian Open Live Scores

    Men's Singles, 3rd Round

    Melbourne

    To Be Played: Friday 17 January 2014

     
     
    To Be Played
    Denis Istomin,UZB
    Novak Djokovic,SRB (2)

    Reigning Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is in fine form and he will look to continue his impressive record at Melbourne Park when he takes on Denis Istomin in the third round. Join us for live scores and commentary from 9.00pm AEDT.

    Djokovic’s second round victory over Leonardo Mayer was his 23rd consecutive win at the Australian Open, highlighting just how dominant the world number two is at Melbourne Park.

    Standing in the way of a 24th consecutive victory is Istomin, who has a negative 0-3 record against Djokovic.

    Istomin though will take plenty of heart from his last match against Djokovic last year at the Rogers Cup after he pushed the former world no.1 to three sets.

    In that particular contest, Istomin came storming out of the blocks, winning the first set 6-2 before Djokovic eventually prevailed.

    Despite losing the match, Istomin would have taken plenty of confidence from his recent performance against Djokovic and will be keen to test the Serb again on Rod Laver Arena.

    Djokovic however may have other ideas. The Serb was in ruthless form against Mayer in the second round and always seems to dispatch early round opponents with ease in grand slam tournaments.

    For Istomin to stand a chance tonight, he will need to be on song with his serve and forehand given that these are the two shots that will most likely hurt Djokovic tonight.

    A fit and firing Istomin may sneak a set against Djokovic but the Serb remains the more complete player by far and should progress to the fourth round with a minimum of fuss.

    Djokovic in straight sets.

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.

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    • 12:22am
      Shanaya said | 12:22am | ! Report

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    • Roar Guru

      12:16am
      Alan Nicolea said | 12:16am | ! Report

      The first two sets saw Djokovic in complete control but Istomin got better in the third set and pushed Djokovic big time by breaking the Serb when Djokovic was serving for the match. Djokovic though broke back and then managed to serve out the match. Istomin produced several highlights in the third set and won plenty of admirers as a result. Djokovic a little frustrated in the third set as well with sections of the crowd I believe. He is through to the fourth round regardless and Fognini is his next opponent. Thanks for joining us tonight and stick with us for more Aus Open action on The Roar

      Djokovic 6 6 7
      Istomin 3 3 5

    • Roar Guru

      12:10am
      Alan Nicolea said | 12:10am | ! Report

      GAME SET AND MATCH DJOKOVIC – Istomin wide with the backhand and Djokovic through to the fourth round but Istomin gave it his all in the third set

      Djokovic 6 6 7
      Istomin 3 3 5

    • Roar Guru

      12:09am
      Alan Nicolea said | 12:09am | ! Report

      Istomin saves a match point with a great forehand followed by a backhand winner. Going down fighting!

      Djokovic 6 6 6
      Istomin 3 3 5

    • Roar Guru

      12:09am
      Alan Nicolea said | 12:09am | ! Report

      Good serve down the tee and its match points for the Serb

      Djokovic 6 6 6
      Istomin 3 3 5

    • Roar Guru

      12:08am
      Alan Nicolea said | 12:08am | ! Report

      Istomin nets the backhand and its 30-0. Djokovic now on course for the fourth round after a slight hiccup here. Good backhand return winner from Istomin and its 30-15

      Djokovic 6 6 6
      Istomin 3 3 5

    • Roar Guru

      12:07am
      Alan Nicolea said | 12:07am | ! Report

      Istomin long with the backhand and its 15-0. Istomin certainly raised his game though

      Djokovic 6 6 6
      Istomin 3 3 5

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