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.
AO Analyst Craig O’Shannessy runs the rule over the clash between Nick Kyrgios and Andreas Seppi, two players with very different ways of how they go about winning matches.
Nick Kyrgios saves a match point and comes from two sets down to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals, stunning Andreas Seppi 5-7 4-6 6-3 7-6(5) 8-6 on Sunday night.
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.
Roger Federer’s departure left a hole in the bottom half of the Melbourne Park draw; is it one Andy Murray can exploit by downing his Wimbledon 2014 conqueror Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday?
Two days after fraught second-round escapes, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova will be hoping to resume normal service on Friday in Melbourne.
Roger Federer won more points against Andreas Seppi, but ultimately, not the right ones.
Nick Kyrgios d Andreas Seppi 5-7 4-6 6-3 7-6(5) 8-6
Andreas Seppi d Roger Federer 6-4 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(5)