World no.2 Novak Djokovic came back from a set down to defeat former world no.1 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, beating him 4-6 7-5 6-1 and booking a quarterfinal place at the 2012 London Olympics.
With this win, the Serb improved his head to head record against Hewitt to 7-1 and will play the winner of the match between the Frenchman Tsonga and Spaniard Lopez in the next round.
Hewitt got off to a superb start and with flashes of brilliance, managed to break Djokovic’s defence to take a lead in the match. The frustrated Serb, who seemed to struggle with his footing (just as many other players), had to come out with his very best to keep his quarterfinal hopes alive. Picking up his level by a notch and being a lot more steady on his feet, he forced a decider. He utterly dominated the court in the third set and we are a game closer to witness a dream semifinal encounter between him and Brit Murray.
You can see the whole match report (game by game) here:
Djokovic – Hewitt as it happened