Kuerten edges Djokovic in exhibition match in Rio (Yahoo! Sports)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Retired three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten beat Novak Djokovic 7-6 (9), 7-5 in an exhibition match Saturday.
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