After beating Andy Murray the former world number one will meet Rafael Nadal in the semi-final
British number one proud despite being knocked out in quarter-final
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."
British No 1 to face the rejuvenated Swiss he beat in last year’s semi-finals
The former world number one has looked in ominous form in Melbourne
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.
Federer progressed to the third round with a 6-2 6-1 7-6 (7-4) win over Kavcic on the Hisense Arena court
Canadian Frank Dancevic collapsed due to the 40C heat while a ball boy also fainted during one of the matches
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 tournament in Melbourne begins on Monday - but who will be the last man standing?
Laura Robson will face Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens in the women's draw
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.