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Wimbledon 2012: Novak Djokovic Defeats Radek Stepanek In Four Sets

Novak Djokovic is still in pursuit of the 2012 Wimbledon title after taking a four-set match against Radek Stepanek in the third round on Thursday, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

Djokovic recorded 12 aces to Stepanek's eight in the match and both players were 66 percent on their first serve. Djokovic and Roger Federer are presumably on a collision course to meet in this tournament for another classic between the greats of the game.

Federer is on the court battling with Frenchman Julien Benneteau in a second set to be decided by a tie-break. Benneteau actually won the opening frame, so this match could get more interesting. It could also end up like Djokovic's match when he dropped his first set against Stepanek, but came back to dominate the next three.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.