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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.
Dominic Thiem survived a major scare on Thursday as he came from two sets down to beat America's Denis Kudla at the Margaret Court Arena and advance to the third round of the Australian Open.
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza became the latest Grand Slam champion to be sent packing from the Australian Open.
Maria Sharapova is through to the third round of the Australian Open on her return to Melbourne after beating Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets. Sharapova won 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) on Thursday.
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: The framing of a straightforward overhead on match point just about summed it up for Jo Konta, as she was sent spinning out of the Australian Open,
How fortuitous it would be for British tennis if, in the prolonged absence of Murray, Yorkshireman Edmund announced himself as a serious elite player, as if on demand. It could yet happen too.
The British No 1 headed Down Under with the intention of resuming his career after a six-month lay-off, but he pulled out of both the Brisbane International and the Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios' new-found focus remained intact despite a night of distractions as the fiery home favourite outplayed Serbia's Viktor Troicki to reach the Australian Open third round.
Rafael Nadal made light work of Leonardo Mayer to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. The world No 1 progressed with a comfortable 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 victory in Melbourne.
Caroline Wozniacki survived a major scare as she fought back from two match points down to beat world No 119 Jana Fett in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Marin Cilic eased to a straight-sets victory over Joao Sousa on Wednesday as he sealed his place in the third round of the Australian Open. The sixth-seeded Cilic won 6-1, 7-5, 6-2.