Standing ovation for Štěpánek at Wimbledon after battling loss to Djokovic

Radek Štěpánek received a standing ovation from Centre Court spectators after a battling performance against Novak Djokovic in the third round at Wimbledon on Wednesday evening. The Czech, who is 35, was impressive in a match that he eventually lost 4-6 3-6 7-6 6-7 after over three hours of play. Meanwhile Štěpánek’s compatriot and former finalist Tomáš Berdych, seeded sixth in the Grand Slam tournament, had to come from a set down to beat Bernard Tomic of Australia 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-1.

Author: Ian Willoughby