Day 4 at the Australian open has passed and once again there weren’t many real upsets. The most important moment of today was the last singles match played by Australian tennis-great Lleyton Hewitt, who lost in 3 sets against David Ferrer of Spain. On this page you’ll find a summary of the Australian open day 4 and also links to the most important articles on the website of the Australian open.
Open and out for Hewitt
Lleyton Hewitt’s career came to an ende at the hands of Spanish eighth seed David Ferrer. It was perhaps perfectly fitting that Lleyton Hewitt’s final loss came at the hands of a player exhibiting all the traits that have defined the Australian’s storied career. Under lights at Rod Laver arena on thursday night, David Ferrer banished Hewitt from the tournament with a clinical 6-2 6-4 6-4 second-round victory, thus drawing the curtain on a career that featured two grand slam titles, the world no.1 ranking and a staggering 20 consecutive Australian open appearances.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Lleyton Hewitt ends his singles career)
Tomic sets up all-Aussie clash
Bernard Tomic will play John Millman in round three after pushing past Simone Bolelli. Tomic admitted he took his “foot off the pedal” before recovering to defeat Simone Bolelli 6-4 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5 at the Australian open day 4 on thursday night, booking a meeting with his fellow Australian in the third round. Bolelli had never progressed beyond the second stage at Melbourne park, and struggled to cope with the firepower and versatility conjured from Tomic’s racquet at Margaret Court arena. The 16th seed was in commanding form and dictated with his serve to race to a two-set lead before Bolelli, the world no.64 who won the Australian open men’s doubles in 2015, began to unleash his heavy groundstrokes.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Tomic beats Bolelli on day 4)
Stan strolls past Stepanek
Melbourne 2014 champion untroubled by Czech veteran in march to round three. Two-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka has posted his third straight win over Czech veteran Radek Stepanek to advance to the third round at Melbourne park on thursday night. The Australian open 2014 champion and last year’s winner at Roland Garros powered past the 37-year-old 6-2 6-3 6-4 at Hisense arena in just over two hours. Serving for the match, Wawrinka faced three break-point opportunities before steadying to book a clash with Lukas Rosol, after the Czech eliminated American 25th seed Jack Sock in straight sets.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Wawrinka to face Rosol)
Azarenka sends another message
Victoria Azarenka produced another dominant display, downing Danka Kovinic for the loss of just three games. Title threat Victoria Azarenka has continued her winning way at Melbourne park, dominating world no.54 Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-1 6-2 in just over an hour at Margaret Court arena on thursday. The 26-year-old remains in scintillating form -holding an enviable games win/loss record of 24-3 at this year’s Open- and is undoubtedly the hot hand in the 2016 women’s draw.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Azarenka in scintillating form)
Madison eventually hits the right key
American no.15 seed Madison Keys survived an early scare to book a third-round clash with Ana Ivanovic. Keys fought her way back from a one-set deficit to overcome world no.70 Yaroslav Shvedova in just over two hours. A year on from her breakout semifinal appearance at Melbourne park, the 20-year-old was able to regain her composure after losing the first set in a tiebreaker to post a convincing victory 6-7 6-3 6-3.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Keys survives early scare)
Pliskova surges to third round
Karolina Pliskova emerged from a tight first set to push past Julia Goerges in two. Ninth seed Pliskova overcame a shaky first set to advance to the third round of Australian open 2016, recording a late-night 7-6 6-1 victory over Germany’s Julia Goerges in Melbourne on thursday. Both women struggled to find consistency throughout the match, equally providing flashes of impressive shot-making in between rudimentary mistakes. Pliskova sent down 13 aces for the match and dominated play from the baseline, but simple errors from the tall Czech let Goerges into the match in a lengthy 63-minute first set.
(read more on the website of the Australian open: Pliskova into fourth round)
Preview of day 5… two words Roger Federer!!!!!
Author: Vincent Bons (© website Australian open) // Photography: Getty Images Sport
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