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Caroline Wozniacki made it through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open by beating Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets.
Roger Federer continued his dominance over Richard Gasquet to march into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 win on Saturday.
Having spent six months sidelined by an elbow problem, it is not surprising that Djokovic is experiencing a few physical niggles back in the heat of grand slam competition.
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Sharapova's hopes of a triumphant return to the Australian Open were left shattered by Angelique Kerber on Saturday.
Alexander Zverev suffered another Grand Slam letdown with a five-set defeat by fellow young gun Chung Hyeon in the third round of the Australian Open.
Kyle Edmund will attempt to break new ground by reaching his first grand slam quarter-final at the Australian Open on Sunday. Edmund takes on Andreas Seppi next in Melbourne.
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares have been fixtures in the world’s top ten for doubles in the past three years.
Simon Halep is through to the Australian Open fourth round after beating unseeded American Lauren Davis in three sets. Halep came through 15-13 in the third and final set.
Serving for the match at 5-3, the former world No 1 harangued the chair umpire when a line call went against her and pounded her racket into court when Bertens saved a second match point.
Playing in much cooler conditions than those which greeted the daytime matches, Nadal took an hour and 50 minutes to overcome Bosnian 28th seed Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-3, 6-1.
Australian Open officials will review the extreme heat policy at the end of the tournament after a number of complaints from players but insisted they take player welfare very seriously.
Grigor Dimitrov beat Andrey Rublev in four sets in a hard-fought match to qualify for the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday. The world No 3 eventually outlasted his Russian opponent.
Fifteen-year-old Marta Kostyuk's run at the Australian Open came to an end with a 6-2, 6-2 loss against fourth seed and fellow Ukrainian Elina Svitolina on Friday at the Rod Laver Arena.
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Kyle Edmund does not conform to many Yorkshire stereotypes but he showed true grit in battling through horrendous temperatures on Court 2.
The situation has been thrust into the spotlight at the Australian Open after Novak Djokovic initiated a players-only meeting on the eve of the tournament to discuss various matters including prize money.
Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber have emerged from the chaos of the Australian Open women’s draw as two of the favourites after Konta joined a host of fallen seeds on Thursday.
Defending champion Roger Federer benefited from playing in the relative cool of the evening and emerged an ultimately comfortable 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) winner over Jan-Lennard Struff.
Top seed Simona Halep eased fears over her fitness after a sprained ankle with a brisk 6-2 6-2 victory over Canada's Eugenie Bouchard to reach the third round of the Australian Open.
Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro battled injury and sapping heat to down Karen Khachanov 6-4 7-6(4) 6-7(0) 6-4 and reach the Australian Open third round.
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic survived a two hour and 45-minute ordeal to make the third round as brutal heat descended upon the Australian Open.