Originally written January 18, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
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By Jaclyn Stacey (January 18, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Janko Tipsarevic has won through to the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time in nine appearances after defeating Julien Benneteau in a gripping five set encounter on Margaret Court Arena on Friday.   He becomes just the second Serbian to complete a set of round of 16 appearances at the majors after world number one Novak Djokovic.   Benneteau used some smart net play early on in the match to take advantage of Tipsarevic’s lack of movement and claim the first set 6-3.   The Serbian struggled to get himself into the match, clearly fatigued from an epic second round encounter in which he defeated Lukas Lacko in five grueling sets.   He began picking up his game in the second set, saving break point opportunities and keeping the set on serve. He capitalized on his first set point opportunity with Benneteau serving at 4-5 30-40, producing an excellent backhand passing volley to level the match.   The French...
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