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Twitter reaction to Djokovic-Wawrinka

Novak Djokovic defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 12-10 in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday. The Twitter reaction came fast and furious during the five-hour match, as fellow players, journalists and other tennis types weighed in on the drama in real time.

Wawrinka came out of the gates on fire, riding five consecutive service breaks to a 6-1, 4-1 lead. The upset alert was on.

http://twitter.com/Maheshbhupathi/statuses/292941120135118849

http://twitter.com/sabinelisicki/statuses/292941932873801728

http://twitter.com/SomdevD/statuses/292944984083165184

https://twitter.com/christophclarey/status/292935906954977280

Wawrinka served for the second set at 5-2, but Djokovic roared back to win five straight games and steal the set 7-5. The assumption was that Wawrinka would fade ...

http://twitter.com/conorniland1/statuses/292961224868651008

... But he didn't.

http://twitter.com/caseydellacqua/statuses/292966379563405312

http://twitter.com/rohanbopanna/statuses/292974028258435072

http://twitter.com/Dinarik27/statuses/292976224941244416

Wawrinka also managed to shatter the court signage.

http://twitter.com/rohanbopanna/statuses/292977151299444736

https://twitter.com/ESPNTennis/statuses/293011245139914752

The two played some tremendous points, like this one with Wawrinka serving at 5-5 in the fourth set:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCE3rU80Q8w

Wawrinka won the fourth set in a tiebreaker. To quote Brad Gilbert, "You got to get up!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIlKnQQDaVs

https://twitter.com/PseudoFed/status/292980260050448384

http://twitter.com/Dinarik27/statuses/292979740367781888

http://twitter.com/rennaestubbs/statuses/292979893430542336

http://twitter.com/Khromacheva/statuses/292980376215896064

http://twitter.com/rennaestubbs/statuses/292983493959512064

http://twitter.com/sabinelisicki/statuses/292984151022395392

http://twitter.com/rennaestubbs/statuses/292984710064398336

http://twitter.com/Dinarik27/statuses/292986853718634496

http://twitter.com/yvesallegro/statuses/292989741350141952

http://twitter.com/Dinarik27/statuses/292991532183736320

http://twitter.com/yvesallegro/statuses/292996728402083840

http://twitter.com/sabinelisicki/statuses/292998625892630528

http://twitter.com/sabinelisicki/statuses/293000048139177985

Wawrinka continued to battle, saving two match points while serving at 10-11. Here's one of those saves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuIpz0aMJZQ

http://twitter.com/Clijsterskim/statuses/293001701353459712

http://twitter.com/flavia_pennetta/statuses/293002367950020611

Djokovic finally broke on a ridiculous match point that left jaws (and Wawrinka) on the ground.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C-G0BbjMmg

http://twitter.com/yvesallegro/statuses/293005742854795264

http://twitter.com/sabinelisicki/statuses/293005382211751937

http://twitter.com/Clijsterskim/statuses/293006612514361344

http://twitter.com/MonicaAce93/statuses/293007122617225216

http://twitter.com/djole_djokovic/statuses/293006811483754496

http://twitter.com/laurarobson5/statuses/293005455507202048

http://twitter.com/BenRothenberg/statuses/293006646219788289

http://twitter.com/alex_willis/statuses/293006497393278976

http://twitter.com/tennisfitz/statuses/293007248702201856

http://twitter.com/stanwawrinka/statuses/293039102146797568

http://twitter.com/stanwawrinka/statuses/293040111904505856

http://twitter.com/DjokerNole/statuses/293043425832484864

http://twitter.com/DjokerNole/statuses/293047579816632321

https://twitter.com/SI_BTBaseline/status/293042796242296832

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