Pushed to the limit, Djokovic finds a way to win in Rome

By The Associated Press

Novak Djokovic was being pushed so hard in the first set by Filip Krajinovic that he urgently needed somewhere to sit down and catch his breath. It would take Djokovic quite a bit more work before he finally closed out the first set in 1 hour, 28 minutes and went on to finish off a 7-6 (7), 6-3 victory for a spot in the Italian Open quarterfinals for the 14th straight year on Friday. ''It was a great battle,'' said Djokovic, who is playing his first tournament since being defaulted from the U.S. Open.

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