Result: Jerzy Janowicz edges five-set battle

Jerzy Janowicz of Poland celebrates during his second round win at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 16, 2013
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Jerzy Janowicz comes back from two sets down to claim a big comeback win against Somdev Devvarman in round two of the Australian Open.

Polish starlet Jerzy Janowicz came back from two sets down to beat Somdev Devvarman in a five-set battle at the Australian Open this morning.

Devvarman stunned the 24th seed with a wide variety of shots and took the first set after a marathon tie-break which continued for 22 gruelling points.

Janowicz struggled to establish his game in the second and was soon in big trouble as Deccarman secured a two-set advantage.

Roared on by a small but vocal section of Polish support, Janowicz dug deep to hang on in the third, using a huge serve and powerful forehand to reduce the deficit.

Janowicz had all the momentum in the fourth set, levelling the match in just 34 minutes as Devvarman called for a medical timeout.

The Indian underdog fell 5-2 behind in the decider but broke back to make Janowicz close out the match on serve.

Devvarman looked dead and buried but won two timely games before Janowicz needed a timeout of his own as he suffered with blisters on his left arm.

A topsy-turvy tussle went deep into the fifth but it was Janowicz who kept his debut run in Melbourne alive with a late flurry to round off an entertaining encounter.

Heather Watson
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