Djokovic through after Wawrinka retirement at the 2012 US Open

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Novak Djokovic‘s fourth round match with Stanislas Wawrinka was cut short after the Swiss retired in the third set with an as of yet unnamed injury. Djokovic led 6-4 6-1 3-1 when Wawrinka decided to call it a day and will face either Andy Roddick or Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarter finals.

The first set looked to be wrapped up when Djokovic raced into a 3-0 lead, confirming the break he took last night before the rain struck. However, the Swiss managed to pull it back on serve for *2-3 only to drop serve once more. Djokovic had the opportunity to serve it but was unable to take advantage as the match went back on serve once more. Wawrinka double faulted at 30-30 attempting to tie things up and struck a shot wide to give the set to Djokovic. Wawrinka would have been incredibly disappointed to have broke the serve of Djokovic twice and still not win the set.

The second set was much more one sided as the Serb took just half an hour to take it easily for the loss of just one game. Djokovic got as close to the bagel as deuce at 5-0 but couldn’t convert against his visibly struggling opponent. Wawrinka would take just one more game in the final set, retiring just one game after a call for the trainer failed to solve his injury woes. Djokovic was especially efficient on return games, taking six of seven break points on offer in the match.

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