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.
Out. Third round. Australian Open. Not since 2001 has Roger Federer packed his bags so early in Melbourne, but "just a bad day" and an inspired Andreas Seppi shocked the tennis world on Friday.
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.
Two nights after he so nearly left Melbourne earlier than expected, a rested Rafael Nadal was back to his imperious best in a straight-sets romp over Dudi Sela.
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.