Novak Djokovic: 'I will recover from Stanislas Wawrinka match'

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action against Ryan Harrison during the second round of the Australian Open tennis championship on January 16, 2013
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Novak Djokovic insists that he will not suffer from tiredness when he takes on Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic has insisted that he will recover from his five-hour marathon against Stanislas Wawrinka in time for his quarter-final tie against Tomas Berdych.

The world number one defeated the 27-year-old 1-6 7-5 6-4 6-7(5) 12-10 to set up a clash against Berdych for a place in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

"I've been in these situations before," ESPN quotes Djokovic as saying.

"I remember last year when I won against [Andy] Murray in the semis after five hours, and then played against Rafa [Nadal] in almost six hours.

"I know I can recover. I know I have it in me. I'm not too much worried about the physical part. I was ready for it. I was ready to go the distance, and I've done so."

The match between Djokovic and Berdych will kick off at 8.30am UK time on Tuesday.

Stanislas Wawrinka hits a return shot during his third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 18, 2013
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060