/Highlights: Australian Open day five

Highlights: Australian Open day five


MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Highlights of Friday’s fifth day of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year (all times GMT):

Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 16, 2019. Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during the match against Britain’s Dan Evans. REUTERS/Edgar Su

0439 TEENAGER ANISIMOVA DISMISSES SABALENKA

American teenager Amanda Anisimova pulled off an upset by swatting aside 11th seed Aryna Sabalenka 6-3 6-2.

The unseeded 17-year-old, who reached the quarter-finals at Auckland earlier this month, prevailed in 65 minutes to set up a fourth-round clash with Petra Kvitova or Belinda Bencic.

0344 FEDERER TOO GOOD FOR UNSEEDED FRITZ

Holder Rogerer Federer cruised past unseeded American Taylor Fritz 6-2 7-5 6-2 in 88 minutes for his third consecutive straight-sets win in this year’s tournament.

0320 BERDYCH QUELLS SCHWARTZMAN CHALLENGE

Tomas Berdych dropped the opening set but recovered to overcome Diego Schwartzman 5-7 6-3 7-5 6-4. The Czech missed the last six months of 2018 due to a back issue but has since returned to form, reaching the final of the Qatar Open earlier this month.

0310 TSITSIPAS POWERS PAST BASILASHVILI

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3 3-6 7-6(7) 6-4 to reach the last 16 at Melbourne for the first time and equal his best Grand Slam result.

0150 BARTY WINS FIRST MATCH OF THE DAY

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty beat Maria Sakkari 7-5 6-1 under a closed roof at Rod Laver Arena following morning showers.

The temperature at Melbourne Park was hovering around the 25 degrees Celsius mark on a cloudy day.

Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar; Editing by

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