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But defending women's champion Victoria Azarenka is out
Coming from Old Stoneface himself, this was praise indeed for Andy Murray. "He is hitting the ball great," Ivan Lendl, the Scot's coach said. "I think he has played enough matches now. I am not concerned about that."
Andy Murray could also rank the achievement among his greatest triumphs due to the difficult draw
Rusedski believes Federer is playing his best tennis since his last Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon two years ago
Murray missed four match points in the third set before losing on a tie-break but recovered to claim the fourth and move into the last eight
When Caroline Wozniacki was world No 1, her critics always pointed to the fact that she had never won a Grand Slam title. Now that the 23-year-old Dane is heading out of the world’s top 10 it seems she does not even have it in her to make the quarter-finals any more.
Swiss faces French roadblock in last 16 encounter
The Serbian has not lost since the US Open final
Edberg has agreed to work with former Number One Roger Federer as he made a high-profile return to court in Melbourne
The German has been drafted in as coach
The British number one gets underway in Melbourne on Tuesday
Andy Murray wrapped up his public preparations for next week’s Australian Open by losing an exhibition match to Lleyton Hewitt here in Melbourne yesterday, but is in a good frame of mind.
There is probably as much chance of a home-grown male singles champion here at the Australian Open later this month as there is of Lleyton Hewitt arriving at Melbourne Park in one of the city trams, but at least the Adelaide-born former world No 1 will offer the prospect of some excitement for locals when the year’s first Grand Slam tournament begins in seven days’ time.
Roger Federer has become the latest player to recruit a 1980s great, with Stefan Edberg joining the former world No 1’s coaching team.
26-year-old Scot faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in exhibition tournament
Greg Rusedski believes that Andy Murray’s main goal when he returns to competition in the new year will be to become world No 1.