Jan. 21, 2009
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - 2003 NCAA Champion and former Illini Amer Delic continued his impressive run at the 2009 Australian Open with a comeback victory over No. 28 Paul-Henri Mathieu of France 1-6, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 9-7, in the second round. Delic, who received a spot in the draw as a lucky loser from qualifying when other players withdrew, faces No. 3-ranked and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the third round of the Aussie Open.
This is Delic's first trip to the third round of a grand slam in his career. The Delic vs. Djokovic match will air Thursday night on ESPN2 for fans in the states and Friday afternoon in Australia.
Delic beat fellow American Taylor Dent in his first round match, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
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