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Video: Denis Istomin plays a game to remember against Novak Djokovic

MELBOURNE, Australia -- En route to a 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 loss to Novak Djokovic, No. 49 Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan put on a clinic on how to win a game against the three-time defending champion.

Istomin started his service game with an ace, then hits a stinging running forehand winner that takes him completely off the court. He follows that up with a perfectly placed backhand looper that lands smack on the line, and then finishes it off with one of the shots of the tournament, a running backhand that curves around the netpost and lands in.

See guys? It's really not that hard.

Watch the four-point sequence here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO24q_xS8kw

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