Rafael Nadal storms past Damir Dzumhur to reach Australian Open second week

Rafael Nadal storms past Damir Dzumhur to reach Australian Open second week

Rafael Nadal storms past Damir Dzumhur to reach Australian Open second week

The victory books Nadal a Round of 16 date with 24th seed Diego Schwartzman, who defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 earlier in the day. "She served a great serve down the T €" it was just slightly out. "We're going to hear a lot more about her".

Having put that behind her, second seed Wozniacki powered into a 3-0 lead in the second set to put her on course for victory and a meeting with 19th seed Magdalena Rybarikova.

Vandeweghe said after the match that she was irritated by what she described as excessive celebrating by her Hungarian opponent during their match.

Organisers only activate the extreme heat policy when the temperature exceeds 40 Celsius and the wet bulb globe temperature index hits 32.5 Celsius. "That's all. I think it's a health issue, even if I like sometimes (to play in the heat)".

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The Spanish tennis maestro showed no sign of his recent knee issues, but he was left frustrated by Mayer's resilience before coming out as an eventual victor with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win in a thrilling clash that lasted for two hours and 38 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

In her previous match, Kostyuk had become the youngest Australian Open second-round victor since Martina Hingis in 1996. "Playing in this condition is of course very unsafe for the health of the player".

Spanish 10th seed Pablo Carreno Busta, a semi-finalist at last year's US Open, also marched on.

"I needed hours of court, hours of practice, hours of playing sets with different players".

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Ninth seed Stan Wawrinka had a tough time of things against world number 136 Ricardas Berankis, eventually prevailing 6-3 6-4 2-6 7-6 (2). "It's not nice to see players suffering that much on court".

Edmund played through the hottest period of the day and fought from two sets to one down to beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6, 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 while Seppi withstood an Ivo Karlovic comeback, beating the 6ft 11in Croatian 6-3, 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7.

Kostyuk had been labelled the "future of tennis" by some observers after becoming the youngest Australian Open second- round victor since "Swiss Miss" Martina Hingis in 1996. The Swiss - who ended last season on a high after back and wrist injuries - was stunned by Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum 6-1 6-3.

He said: 'I love being out in the heat.

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Qualifier Denisa Allertova became the first player to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open after defeating Magda Linette 6-1, 6-4 at Margaret Court Arena. "You need to be mentally tough and ready to just suffer out there".

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