Bernard Tomic didn’t feel like he played a tennis match on Friday night, but what he did against the booming serve of Sam Groth was plenty good enough for a fourth-round berth.
Nick Kyrgios broke new ground by reaching the fourth round at his home major for the first time on Friday, and a draw that has been blown wide open means he might not stop there.
Alix Ramsay looks back at a Day 5 that will be forever remembered for the Swiss ace’s demise, but one where others stood up, or longed for past glories.
Roger? Gone. Rafa? Survived, barely. Grigor? Exhausted. Suddenly Andy Murray’s nightmare draw at Melbourne Park for the year’s first major just got a whole lot rosier.
Romanian third seed Simona Halep has moved into the fourth round, serving it out on her second opportunity 6-4 7-5 against American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
German Julia Goerges is through to the round of 16 at the Australian Open for the third time in four years after ending the giant-killing run of Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka 7-6(6) 7-5.
Belgian Yanina Wickmayer has impressively disposed of dogged Italian Sara Errani, recovering from a set down to reach the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the first time since 2010.
There’s been plenty of changes in Andy Murray’s life in the past 12 months; can they provide the missing pieces to a Melbourne puzzle he’s been unable to solve?
Two days after fraught second-round escapes, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova will be hoping to resume normal service on Friday in Melbourne.
Ekaterina Makarova has continued her love affair with Melbourne Park, reaching the fourth round for the fifth year in a row after a convincing 6-4 6-4 victory over Czech Karolina Pliskova.
Fitter than ever and exuding confidence, Grigor Dimitrov could be about to become known for more than who he plays like – and who he dates.
A honed mental resilience has proved the difference for Eugenie Bouchard in the No.7 seed's 7-5 6-0 victory over talented Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia.
Grigor Dimitrov has battled past an inspired Marcos Baghdatis to book his spot in the fourth round with a scrappy 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-3 result before a heaving Show Court 3 crowd on Thursday.
Tomas Berdych’s fine start to 2015 – both on and off court – continued with a comfortable 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory over Serbia’s Viktor Troicki on Thursday.
Women's No.2 seed Maria Sharapova makes light work of Zarina Diyas, winning their Friday night round three encounter 6-1 6-1 in just 61 minutes.