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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Gilles Simon in last 16

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    Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Gilles Simon in last 16
    Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare against Gilles Simon to reach the last eight of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

    Five-time champion Djokovic made 100 unforced errors but prevailed 6-3 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 4-6 6-3 after four hours and 32 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

    Djokovic, 28, is through to his 27th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final.

    Four-time champion Roger Federer was in vintage form in beating Belgium's David Goffin 6-2 6-1 6-4.

    Djokovic plays Japan's Kei Nishikori in the last eight after the seventh seed beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-2 6-4, while third seed Federer plays Tomas Berdych.

    The Czech sixth seed came through a testing encounter against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6 6-4 6-3 1-6 6-3.
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