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Novak Djokovic outlasts Gilles Simon to reach quarterfinals at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic outlasts Gilles Simon to reach quarterfinals at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic was looking everywhere for answers, even in the crowd.

The top player in tennis, who won 27 of a possible 28 matches in Grand Slam matches in 2015, had the number 100 in the unforced errors column after his 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Gilles Simon at the Australian Open.

The win secured his spot in the quarterfinals for the 27th consecutive major, equaling Jimmy Connors at No. 2 in that streak and trailing only Roger Federer's record of 36.

Yet Djokovic still thought it was a forgettable day. He was dissecting the match in an on-court interview Sunday when a burst of laughter from the crowd caught his attention.

“Sorry, everybody is...

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