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

Djokovic: 'I will recover'
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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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