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Australian Open, Day 5: Andy Murray, Roger Federer masterclass wows

Australian Open, Day 5: Andy Murray, Roger Federer masterclass wows

Murray and Federer had both watched from afar on Thursday as Djokovic, the defending champion and six-time winner, suffered a stunning defeat to 117th-ranked Denis Istomin.

Australia Open: Roger Federer sails past Tomas Berdych; sets up mouth-watering last-16 clash with Kei Nishikori

Australia Open: Roger Federer sails past Tomas Berdych; sets up mouth-watering last-16 clash with Kei Nishikori

The Swiss legend is looking to become the third man to win five Australian Open singles titles after Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson, who have both won six.

Aus Open'17: Andy Murray beats Sam Querrey in straight sets to reach fourth round of grand slam

Aus Open'17: Andy Murray beats Sam Querrey in straight sets to reach fourth round of grand slam

Seeking his maiden title in Melbourne after five losses in the final, Murray was made to work hard to close out victory in the third set.

Australian Open 2017: World no.1 Angelique Kerber beats Kristyna Pliskova, blasts into  fourth round

Australian Open 2017: World no.1 Angelique Kerber beats Kristyna Pliskova, blasts into fourth round

The 29-year-old German served poorly in the first set but recovered her composure to progress comfortably to a meeting with American Coco Vandeweghe.

Australian Open, Day 4: Novak Djokovic suffers huge shock, Serena Williams in control

Australian Open, Day 4: Novak Djokovic suffers huge shock, Serena Williams in control

With Istomin inspired, the defending champion sent down 72 unforced errors as he lost 7-6 (10/8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the second round.

Australian Open: Defending champ Novak Djokovic stunned by 117-th ranked Denis Istomin

Australian Open: Defending champ Novak Djokovic stunned by 117-th ranked Denis Istomin

The 30-year-old world number 117 played the match of his life to hand the six-times champion only his second defeat in seven years at Melbourne Park.

Aus Open 2017: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams look for easy Open rides at Melbourne

Aus Open 2017: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams look for easy Open rides at Melbourne

The American great, who lost the top ranking to Angelique Kerber last year, has hardly played since the US Open.

Roger Federer makes it look so easy on court, it pisses me off: Andre Agassi

Roger Federer makes it look so easy on court, it pisses me off: Andre Agassi

The Olympic gold medallist also said that Federer was arguably the greatest tennis player ever because of what he could do on any surface.

Australian Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray in a hurry; Nick Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

Australian Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray in a hurry; Nick Kyrgios booed in stormy defeat

Tennis legend John McEnroe said Kyrgios`s lack of effort was a "black eye for the sport".

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic ousts Rafael Nadal slayer Fernando Verdasco in opening round

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic ousts Rafael Nadal slayer Fernando Verdasco in opening round

Djokovic prevailed 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in 2hr 20min on Rod Laver Arena to progress to a second-round encounter with Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin.

Australia Open: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne

Australia Open: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne

Seeded 17th after six months away from the sport nursing a knee injury, Federer`s first round match against Austrian qualifier Melzer.

Australian Open: Andy Murray aims to end Aussie jinx, Novak Djokovic to continue winning streak

Australian Open: Andy Murray aims to end Aussie jinx, Novak Djokovic to continue winning streak

Andy Murray sets out tomorrow to end a record run of Australian Open final defeats as his great rival Novak Djokovic vies to become the tournament's greatest champion of all-time.

Roger Federer beats Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods as world's most marketable athlete in 2016

Roger Federer beats Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods as world's most marketable athlete in 2016

Federer`s fellow tennis greats Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are also listed in the top 10.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Djokovic, has a tough first-round against experienced Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who has beaten Djokovic four times in their 13 encounters.

Rafael Nadal welcomes back old foe Roger Federer, praises new generation

Rafael Nadal welcomes back old foe Roger Federer, praises new generation

Nadal, 30, said it was good for the game to see younger players starting to make their mark.

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic makes statement in epic win over Andy Murray in Doha final

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic makes statement in epic win over Andy Murray in Doha final

The world number two said it was "the dream start" to 2017 in his build-up to the defence of the Australian Open title later this month.

Qatar Open Final: Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray in Australian Open prelude

Qatar Open Final: Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray in Australian Open prelude

The Serbian won 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 after wasting three match points in the second set.

Qatar Open: World No.1 Andy Murray to face defending champion Novak Djokovic in final

Qatar Open: World No.1 Andy Murray to face defending champion Novak Djokovic in final

Djokovic said he was lucky to be in his second successive Doha final after being on the brink of a straight sets defeat

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic saves five match points against Fernando Verdasco to reach final

Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic saves five match points against Fernando Verdasco to reach final

His win keeps alive hopes of final clash between the top two players in the world.

Qatar Open: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic advance to semi-finals of season opener

Qatar Open: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic advance to semi-finals of season opener

The victory means Murray now stands just five behind Rafael Nadal`s mark of 32 consecutive tour victories.Djokovic holds the all-time record of 43 wins in a row.