Novak Djokovic overcame a defiant Gilles Simon in the fourth round of Australian Open after beating him 6-3 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 4-6 6-3 four hours and 32 minutes at the Rod Laver Arena.
In the process, Djokovic made a hundred unforced errors something very unexpected from the World Number 1. He also made it to his straight 27th quarter final in Grand Slams and will play Japan’s Kei Nishikori for a place in the semis.
“He is always making you play an extra shot. I made a lot of unforced errors today but he was fighting, he was playing well, physically it was very demanding and I’m just happy to get through this one,” said Djokovic after the match.
As is the norm, the match between the two was trending on twitter and there were a lot of humorous and witty tweets by the fans.
About his failed drop shot mania ? "Brain freeze", Djokovic. Positive thing of this match ? "I can't do much worse now".
— Carole Bouchard (@carole_bouchard) January 24, 2016
Dude in the crowd: "No more dropshots!"
Novak: "I hate to say it but you're absolutely right."
— Frith ? (@pluckyloser) January 24, 2016