Djokovic fends off Harrison

2012-06-27 23:05
Novak Djokovic (AP)

London - Novak Djokovic eased into the Wimbledon third round with a routine 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over American Ryan Harrison under the closed roof of the Centre Court on Wednesday.

The top seed and defending champion from Serbia was not at his best but was still far too strong for the world No 48, breaking him in the ninth game of the third set to move to the brink of victory.

His only moment of concern was when trailing 0-40 at 2-3 in the second set but he survived the break points before regaining control of the match.

Djokovic failed to convert his first match point when he netted a drive volley but he sealed victory with a service winner to set up a third-round match against 28th seed Radek Stepanek or German Benjamin Becker.

"I was in trouble in the second set and we went the full distance until 10pm at night under the roof and it was difficult to adjust," Djokovic said in a post-match interview.

Results on the third day of Wimbledon at the All England Club on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):


First round

David Ferrer (ESP x7) bt Dustin Brown (GER) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-4
Bjrn Phau (GER) bt Wayne Odesnik (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 6-4
Andy Roddick (USA x30) bt Jamie Baker (GBR) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 7-5
Lukasz Kubot (POL) bt Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 6-3
Milos Raonic (CAN x21) bt Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) bt Dudi Sela (ISR) 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) bt Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x25) 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 2-6, 6-4, 8-6

Second round

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Ryan Harrison (USA) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Viktor Troicki (SRB) bt Martin Klizan (SVK) 6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4
Juan Monaco (ARG x15) bt Jrmy Chardy (FRA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)
Nicolas Almagro (ESP x12) bt Guillaume Rufin (FRA) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Richard Gasquet (FRA x18) bt Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Florian Mayer (GER x31) bt Philipp Petzschner (GER) 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 9-7
Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
Julien Benneteau (FRA x29) bt Michael Russell (USA) 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
Denis Istomin (UZB) bt Igor Andreev (RUS) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-2
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS x26) bt Inigo Cervantes-Huegun (ESP) 6-1, 6-3, 6-4
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB x8) bt Ryan Sweeting (USA) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2


First round

Sara Errani (ITA x10) bt Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6-1, 6-3
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x13) 6-4, 6-1
Olga Govortsova (BLR) bt Annika Beck (GER) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Tamira Paszek (AUT) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x7) 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4
Alize Cornet (FRA) bt Nina Bratchikova (RUS) 6-0, 7-6 (7/1)
Ana Ivanovic (SRB x14) bt Mara Jos Martnez (ESP) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) bt Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR) bt Mandy Minella (LUX) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Julia Goerges (GER x22) bt Shahar Peer (ISR) 6-2, 6-2

Second round

Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) bt Stphanie Foretz (FRA) 6-4, 6-1
Sloane Stephens (USA) bt Petra Cetkovsk (CZE x23) 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 6-3
Sabine Lisicki (GER x15) bt Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 3-6, 6-2, 8-6
Vera Zvonareva (RUS x12) bt Silvia Soler (ESP) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Kim Clijsters (BEL) bt Andrea Hlavckov (CZE) 6-3, 6-3
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x3) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-2, 6-1
Heather Watson (GBR) bt Jamie Hampton (USA) 6-1, 6-4
Camila Giorgi (ITA) bt Anna Tatishvili (GEO) 6-3, 6-1
Sorana Cirstea (ROM) bt Li Na (CHN x11) 6-3, 6-4
Maria Kirilenko (RUS x17) bt Lourdes Domnguez (ESP) 6-1, 6-2
Peng Shuai (CHN x30) bt Ayumi Morita (JPN) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3
Arantxa Rus (NED) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS x5) 6-2, 0-6, 6-4

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