Australian Open, Day 7: As it happened

On day 7, Djokovic, Federer, Berdych, Nishikori won their respective matches to enter the quarters in men's section, while Serena, Sharapova, Radwanska and Suarez Navarro made into the last eight.

By Suyash Srivastava | By Jayanta Oinam | By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Jan 24, 2016, 19:09 PM IST
Australian Open, Day 7: As it happened

Melbourne: Hello and welcome to our Live updates from the Australian Open 2016.

That's all for today, tomorrow we will have Andy Murray vs Bernard Tomic, David Ferrer vs John Isner, Stan Wawrinka vs Milos Raonic and Gael Monfils vs Andrey Kuznetsov in men's fourth round action.

And women's singles schedule: Angelique Kerber vs Annika Beck, Victoria Azarenka vs Barbora Strycova, Johanna Konta vs Ekaterina Makarova and Madison Keys vs Shuai Zhang

Besides, Indian queen Sania Mirza will also be in action along with her doubles partner Martina Hingis in their third round match against the pair Svetlana Kuznetsova-Roberta Vinci.

Rohan Bopanna and Yung-Jan Chan of Chinese Taipei will play their Mixed Doubles third round match too.


8:45 IST: Swiss maestro Federer completed the rout of Goffin in one and half hour. He won the match 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, and will play sixth seed Tomas Berdych in the quarters.

17:40 IST: Roger Federer has taken the first set against David Goffin. A little while ago ten seed Spaniard Carla Suarez-Navarro fought back from a set down to beat Aussie hope Daria Gavrilova 0-6, 6-3, 6-3. And she will play fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who survived Anna-Lena Friedsam test earlier.

16:40 IST: Suarez Navarro beginning to work her way back into it - she leads 3-2 in the 2nd after Gavrilova took the 1st 6-0. Suarez Navarro makes a comeback to take the 2nd set over Gavrilova 6-3. 

15:43 IST: Radwanska recovers from 2-5 down in the deciding set to beat Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-7 6-1 7-5.

15:41 IST: Berdych battles past Bautista-Agut 4-6 6-4 6-3 1-6 6-3 for his 6th straight QF appearance.

14:09 IST: Djokovic battles past Simon 6-3 6-7(1) 6-4 4-6 6-3 to reach a 27th straight major QF

13:34 IST: On his 4th set point, Simon takes the 4th set from Djokovic 6-4.

13:00 IST: Nothing to separate this pair: Berdych 4-6 6-4 1-1 Bautista Agut

12:46 IST: Anastasia and Arina Rodionova have progressed to the 4th round.

12:36 IST: Third set to Djokovic 6-4. Is this match going the distance? 2 hours 50 mins…& counting

He may not have been the victor today but Tsonga played the Shot of the Day.

11:43 IST: Gilles Simon finds the force. Takes second set in a tiebreak 7-6(1) against Novak Djokovic. One set all.

11:12 IST: Jack Sock/Vasek Pospisil end Hewitt/Groth's inspired run 6-4 6-2 in the men's doubles.

10:36 IST: Novak Djokovic stretched by Gilles Simon but manages to take the first set 6-3 in a little under an hour.

Nigel Sears was in a stable condition on Sunday after a dramatic mid-match collapse at the Australian Open which prompted his son-in-law, Andy Murray, to race to his bedside.

Canadian Milos Raonic takes some time out in Melbourne.

Serena on QF match with Sharapova: "It'll be a good match, she played a good game today. We'll have fun."

09:14 IST: Serena Williams def Margarita Gasparyan​ 6-1 6-1

09:07 IST: 2008 champion Maria Sharapova edged out Belinda Bencic 7-5 7-5

09:06 IST:  Kei Nishikori beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-2 6-4 to advance.

07:14 IST: In what was predicted to be a closely fought encounter, Nishiklori has taken a 2-set lead over Tsonga. The Japanese World No. 7 is leading 6-4, 6-2.

06:58 IST: In an hour and nine minutes, Leander Paes and Matina Hingis defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova-Dominic Inglot 6-3, 7-5 to advance to their second round match.

06:53 IST: Maria Sharapova has just won the first set 7-5 vs Belinda Bencic in an hour and four minutes.

06:47 IST: In an interesting encounter, Kei Nishikori has won the first set 6-4 against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

06:10 IST:​ In their round 1 match, Paes and Hingis have won their opening set 6-3.

It will be another action-packed day as Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer will all be in action.

There will be something to watch out for the Indian fans as well as mixed doubles pair of Leander Paes-Martina Hingis will take on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova-Dominic Inglot in their round 1 match.

Fourth round of the Australian Open sees Novak Djokovic facing Gilles Simon and Roger Federer up against David Goffin. In the women`s singles, Serena Williams plays Margarita Gasparyan while Maria Sharapova tackles Belinda Bencic.