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Monday / January 30.
  • Djokovic Advances to US Open Quarters, Andy Murray Up Next

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    NovakNovak Djokovic isn’t a native New Yorker, but he sure knows how to use the U.S. Open crowd to his advantage.

    Exhibit A came when the Serb faced a set point against his serve in his fourth-round match Monday against Philip Kohlschreiber. The German punched a forehand volley into the open court for an apparent winner, but Djokovic came running into the picture and smacked a forehand crosscourt winner to stave off the set point. He then pumped his fists and exhorted the roaring crowd in Louis Armstrong Stadium.

    “It was one of the turning points of the match,” the top-seeded Djokovic said after his 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 victory over the No. 22 seed in extremely hot, humid conditions. “If you won that point, won the second set, it’s pretty even. So it’s a big point, and tried to get the crowd engaged.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.