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Rafael Nadal previews tough fourth-round tie with 'complete player' Diego Schwartzman

Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios questions his Melbourne Park workload amid sweltering heat Rafael Nadal previews tough fourth-round tie with 'complete player' Diego Schwartzman
Isaac Mcdaniel | 21 January, 2018, 01:33

But the Australian roared back brilliantly, raising a match point by reeling Tsonga forward with a deftly placed drop shot and volleying his scooped recovery into an open court. Two thunderous forehands down the line and a double fault by Dzumhur in the fourth game, helped Nadal restore parity.

Nadal never looked troubled as he opened the match in a ferocious mood, reeling off 10 winners to bolt to a 5-0 lead in less than 20 minutes. While Nadal's performance wasn't flawless, the 2009 champion - and a four-time finalist overall - competed with real intent in the 550th hard-court match of his career (424-126), striking 28 winners and converting seven of his 16 break point opportunities.

Keothavong's night got slightly worse when Troicki hit an errant backhand return that slammed directly into the chair umpire's head during the tiebreaker.

Nadal, a losing finalist to Roger Federer previous year in Melbourne, needed just one hour and 50 minutes to dispatch his opponent, conceding only 18 unforced errors and dropping his service just once.

"I tried to reset and focus on the next match", Bencic said.

"These are the most important matches for me, when things are not working for me and I find a way", he said.

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Australian Open: women's singles action heading into the second weekend
The match lasted just under 3 hours and 45 minutes, and Halep's 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 win saved the women's draw from crumbling. The contest equalled the women's singles Australian Open record for longest match in terms of games played.

AMD slapped with class-action suit over 'wrongful' handling of Spectre flaw
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"I started to feel dizzy".

Sandgren, 26, has made it to the third round of a grand slam for the first time and will take on German Maximilian Marterer, who ousted Fernando Verdasco 6-4 4-6 7-6 (5) 3-6 6-3.

Elsewhere on day five, Kyle Edmund - Great Britain's last remaining singles hope - fought against the heat and a two-set wobble to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 (7-0) 3-6 4-6 6-0 7-5 in a contest that went the full distance.

(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill) Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov celebrates after defeating Russia's Andrey Rublev in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

Nadal's fourth-round match is against No. 24 Diego Schwartzman, who beat Aleksandr Dolgopolov 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.

Wozniacki meets Kiki Bertens after fourth seed Elina Svitolina gets another test of the injury "issues" she has been dealing with when she meets 15-year-old fellow-Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk in the full blaze of the afternoon sun. No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova had a 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 win over Kateryna Bondarenko.

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