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Djokovic wins five-hour epic at Aussie Open

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic was dragged into a rerun of last year's epic Australian Open final as he edged a gripping five-hour battle with Stanislas Wawrinka in the early hours of Monday. 

Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) embraces Stanislas Wawrinka after winning at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne early January 21, 2013. Djokovic was dragged into a rerun of last year's epic Australian Open final as he edged a gripping five-hour battle with Stanislas Wawrinka in the early hours of Monday.

As women's number two Maria Sharapova enjoyed the smoothest progress in tournament history, it was a very different story in the men's competition as Djokovic was taken to five sets by the inspired Swiss.

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