Dimitrov happy to scrap ahead at Aust Open

Australian Open Day 5 Will Andrey Rublev be able to oust Grigor Dimitrov

Australian Open Day 5 Will Andrey Rublev be able to oust Grigor Dimitrov? 18 Jan 2018  View 574 by Dominic J. Stevenson

Finally, Britain's Kyle Edmund continued his good showing in Melbourne, reaching the third round of the Australian Open for the first time following a five set 7-6 (0), 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 marathon win over Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia. Third seed Dimitrov, who could meet Nadal in the semis, had plenty to prove after a huge second-round fright from a qualifier, who pushed him to five sets.

Australia's Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at the Australian Open yesterday.

"I would imagine that there would be a lot of people that would take a great deal of pride in coaching him (Kyrgios) just based on his talent alone". He will next play No. 24 Diego Schwartzman, who beat Aleksandr Dolgopolov 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-3, 6-3. Organisers only activate the extreme heat policy when the temperature exceeds 40 Celsius and the wet bulb globe temperature index hits 32.5 Celsius.

"How I win right now, I love it". He beat me at the U.S. Open so I knew what to expect and what I had to do.

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The other French Open champion, Jelena Ostapenko, followed Nadal on Margaret Court Arena but didn't make it through to the second week, losing 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 to 32nd-seeded Anett Kontaveit.

Fourth seeded woman Elina Svitolina also kept her title dreams alive by ending the hopes of young teenage pretender Marta Kostyuk.

Elsewhere, tenth seed Pablo Carreno-Busta was made to work hard for his 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 victory over 23rd seed Gilles Muller.

Alize Cornet, who had her blood pressure checked during a medical timeout in her 7-5, 6-4 third-round loss to Elise Mertens, was among those calling for a review of the limits that determine when play should be suspended.

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The report says there was " blood all over the place ". "I don't know, but I know it was an exchange with Burkhead". Brady was held out of practice on Thursday and was officially listed as "limited" during Friday's session.

"I was not finding the angles that I wanted to, but when that fails you kind of go on to the next one", he said.

I felt like nearly home today. He fell behind a break in the third set yet came back to break Rublev twice and win the third set.

Dimitrov fears Kyrgios can be unplayable at times and knows he must seize any small openings he's presented with at Rod Laver Arena.

The public perception may be changing, and he's nearly a certainty to get another prime-time slot on Rod Laver. "It's not something I wake up and I'm like, 'Look, today I'm going to try to change the perception", said Kyrgios, who reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals as a teenager in 2014.

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World number one Simona Halep booked her place in round two, avoiding the first round exit that befell her in the past two years. The Russian was opening up the court, using sharp angles and even coming to net in the initial stages of this match.

"I always surround myself by knowing my weaknesses and filling those gaps".

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