Djokovic, Cilic, Roddick into fourth round

Defending Australian Open men’s champion Novak Djokovic was tested to the limits in a thrilling encounter with lucky loser Amer Delic on Friday, with the Serb escaping with a 6-2 4-6 6-3 7-6(4) victory.

Quick facts
Delic served 16 aces to Djokovic’s 11, but the American had 56 unforced errors to Djokovic’s 27
Delic’s average first serve speed was 206km/h, and his fastest serve of the match was 224km/h
Djokovic capitalised on three of eight break point chances, while Delic could only convert one of his nine opportunities
The fourth and final set lasted 61 minutes

Djokovic, will face either Mardy Fish or Marcos Baghdatis in the fourth round.

Marin Cilic, the men’s No.19 seed from Croatia, has overpowered Spaniard David Ferrer in straight sets 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4 to progress to the fourth round of Australian Open 2009.

Quick facts
Cilic served seven aces and had no double faults, while Ferrer had no aces and three double faults
Cilic had 33 winners to Ferrer’s 13
The Croatian had 46 unforced errors; his opponent had 39
Cilic landed his first serve at just 59 per cent, but won 68 per cent of those points
Ferrer’s fastest first serve was 185km/h; Cilic’s average first serve speed was 196km/h, and his fastest of the match was clocked at 209km/h

Cilic has set up a fourth round meeting with Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro.

Andy Roddick showed no mercy against Fabrice Santoro, the oldest man in the men’s singles draw, by marching into the fourth round of Australian Open 2009 with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 victory on Hisense Arena on Friday.

Quick facts
Roddick served 22 aces to Santoro’s four, and the American served just one double fault
The American won 85 per cent of points when he landed his first serve
Santoro had 12 unforced errors, while Roddick had 19
Roddick had 50 winners to Santoro’s 20

Roddick has set up a clash with Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the fourth round.

Novak Djokovic SRB (3) d Amer Delic USA 6-2 4-6 6-3 7-6(4)
Juan Martin Del Potro ARG (8 ) d Gilles Muller LUX 6(5)-7 7-5 6-3 7-5
Marin Cilic CRO (19) d David Ferrer ESP (11) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4
Tommy Robredo ESP (21) d Yen-Hsun Lu TPE 6-1 6-3 6-2
Andy Roddick USA (7) d Fabrice Santoro FRA 6-3 6-4 6-2

012309 friday /info-photo via Australian Open / Getty Images


One Response to “Djokovic, Cilic, Roddick into fourth round”

  1. john Says:

    I would like to comment on Juan Martin excellent run in Melbourne.

    As a fan, I would take this win and very much happy to see him into last 16. He showed that fighter in him to overcome 22 aces from Muller.

    But that won’t be enough as the tournament reaches further. He has to avoid all those silly mistake. He must solid in his game plan.

    He has to do more if he is going to be the likes of Nadal, Fedex, Novak and Murray.

    Nevertheless, I won’t count him out for anything as everyone should that Delpo on his best, can surprise the rest. I’m hoping for another good run from him against Cilic.

    What do you think about his match up against the up coming Cilic?

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