Novak Djokovic has won a highly-entertaining clash against Marcos Baghdatis, the tournament’s third seed battled his unseeded opponent for three hours and 15 minutes before winning 6-1 7-6(1) 6-7(5) 6-2.
Djokovic now plays American Andy Roddic in the quarterfinals
Baghdatis served 12 aces to Djokovic’s three
The Cypriot recorded just one more winner than Djokovic (37-36)
Djokovic had 49 unforced errors, four less than Baghdatis
The Serbian had 17 break points, compared to just five for Baghdatis
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina is the first man through to the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2009 following a convincing 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-2 win over Marin Cilic of Croatia.
Del Potro will next meet world No.2 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
The match lasted three hours and five minutes
Del Potro had eight aces and served at 67 per cent
Cilic had 64 unforced errors to the Argentine’s 45
The Croatian had 48 winners to Del Potro’s 27
Del Potro converted on six of his 10 break point chances, while Cilic capitalised on only three of his 10 chances
In-form American Andy Roddick has blitzed his way past Tommy Robredo 7-5 6-3 6-3 to comfortably reach the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2009.
Andy Roddick will next meet Novak Djokovic.
Roddick served 13 aces to Robredo’s none
The American won 84 per cent of points when he landed his first serve
Robredo had 24 unforced errors, while Roddick had 27
The Spaniard earned just one break point opportunity in the match, while Roddick was 5-for-7 on break point chances
Roddick won 27 of the 39 points where he came to the net (69 per cent)
World No.2 Roger Federer has survived an almighty scare in the fourth round of Australian Open 2009, downing a brave Tomas Berdych 4-6 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-2.
The match lasted three hours and 28 minutes
Federer served 20 aces to Berdych’s eight
Berdych had 42 unforced errors, 32 of which came in the final three sets, while the Swiss had 40 for the match
Both players won 71 per cent of points on their first serve
Federer converted on eight of his 12 break point opportunities
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