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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Gilles Simon

Novak Djokovic and Gilles SimonReuters

Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare against Gilles Simon to reach the last eight of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Five-time champion Djokovic finally won the game three sets to two after a four hours and 32 minutes battle at Rod Laver Arena.

It's his 27th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final.