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Updated: September 6, 2009 16:19 IST

Djokovic in round 4

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Novak Djokovic gestures during his match against Jesse Witten at the U.S. Open in New York.
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Novak Djokovic gestures during his match against Jesse Witten at the U.S. Open in New York.

Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open by beating American qualifier Jesse Witten 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (2) 6-4.

Djokovic, the 2008 Australian Open champion, had his serve broken six times, but broke Witten nine times during the match that lasted nearly 3 hours in Armstrong Stadium.

His victory kept the top 16 men perfect this week at the Open. The top 16 have combined to win all 35 matches they’ve played.

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