Maybe they have to do small adjustment. Know Federer wanted night after playing night on Tuesday but what's more marquee? Djokovic also struggled to find his feet early on as he produced an avalanche of unforced errors.
Even Novak is showing fatigue. Gunning for his sixth Open crown and 20th major Federer will now take on French veteran Richard Gasquet. Live Updates January 19, 7:
Karolina Pliskova is the only quarterfinalist from last year through to round three after she breezed past Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia Eugenie Bouchard was nowhere near it. Maria Sharapova survived a brutal second set examination by Latvian Anastasija Sevastova to progress to the third round 4.
According to reports Novak wanted the game to be held in the afternoon, believing he has an advantage over Monfils as the mercury soared over 35C in Melbourne Park. Get 'em off the court, shut the roof, whatever. Madison Keys won through to the third round after blasting Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova off the court in just 41 minutes. I think I realised that. Monfils in a heated discussion with the officials here.
Russia's Maria Sharapova is through to the third round. But it was to be the only time in the match as Halep, scampering around the baseline, showed few ill-effects from rolling her ankle worryingly in her first-round win over Destanee Aiava. With lavish custom-designed environments and an elaborate balcony, home to a unique perspective of the Melbourne vista, Club 23 is the perfect place for all occasions.
First 3 games against Monfils: Try to move the guy around side to side to take the legs out. Even the final service game was a marathon of torment for the two players with Djokovic lashing out at spectators in the crowd that appeared to talk on his third butchered match point. Fellow final eight contestants Johanna Konta, Ana Pavlyuchenkova and Garbine Muguruza were all upset in round two. Bursting on to Melbourne's dynamic bar scene in The Black Rabbit is fast becoming one of Melbourne's hottest nightclubs, bars and late night venues.
Maybe they have to do small adjustment. Title favourite Roger Federer has swept into the Australian Open third round with another straight sets victory. Maria Sharapova during her straight sets win.
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Madison Keys solidifies herself as a contender for this AusOpen title with a ruthless , win over Alexandrova. Reminiscent of her first-round win over Aryna Sabalenka, when she also clawed her way back from a first set deficit, Barty showed patience beyond her 21 years. As undoubtedly the biggest star in tennis, Federer is often positioned where he can maximise attendances and TV viewership. Not sure how anyone can even sit in the sun watching AusOpen. The two men have fought each other in one five set battle previously, all the way back in at the US Open. Could Novak Djokovic's lack of court time be about to come back to bite?
The extreme heat policy is only brought into effect when the temperature reaches 40C away from the heat of a court surface or the wet bulb globe temperature which takes into account humidity exceeds Djokovic, however, was able to handle the extreme slightly better than his French opponent and seized an opportunity to break serve to go up in the fourth set. What's it going to take?
Extraordinary stuff in Melbourne on court, where they are frying professional tennis players. Melbourne is expected to turn up the heat, with temperatures forecast to reach 39C. But he played really well against Donald Young.
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Normally he is absolutely spot on in that stat department. Djokovic - Monfils day session? Monfils on the other hand, since Wimbledon in , has competed in 10 five set contests with a win-loss record.