WIMBLEDON, England – Top-seeded Novak Djokovic dropped a set against No. 28 Radek Stepanek before coming back to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 Friday, reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Djokovic is trying to become the first man since Roger Federer in 2007 to win consecutive titles at the All England Club.
A day after two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal stunningly lost to 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round under the roof at Centre Court, Djokovic fell behind another Czech player with the stadium covered.
But after getting broken at love to end the first set, Djokovic recovered quickly. He broke Stepanek in the first game of each of the last three sets.
Djokovic now faces 34th-ranked Viktor Troicki in an all-Serbian match. Troicki beat No. 15 Juan Monaco 7-5, 7-5, 6-3.