Wimbledon fans got an entertaining show from a tennis senior citizen and a big sigh of relief from their top-seeded men's player here Wednesday.
Novak Djokovic, who won here in 2011 and lost in the final to Andy Murray last year, was cruising on Centre Court with a two-set lead against an aging opponent.
But when 35-year-old Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic got the third set into a tiebreaker, things got dicey for the Serb star. He held a 5-3 lead in the tiebreaker and squandered that. He held a 5-2 lead, and had two serves, in the fourth-set tiebreaker and nearly did the same.
As the match became more hotly...