Djokovic teams with Sampras in LA exhibition

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Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 12:00 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Still struggling with jet lag and time zone changes, top-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Mardy Fish in an exhibition match at the inaugural Los Angeles Tennis Challenge on Monday night in the American's return to the court after a six-month absence caused by a heart condition.

The event, put together by Fish and retired player Justin Gimelstob, survived a broken net and the lights going out during a doubles match featuring Djokovic and childhood idol Pete Sampras against the top-ranked team of Bob and Mike Bryan at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. The brothers won.

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