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Australian Open: Murray, Federer, others advance to round-of-16

Australian Open: Murray, Federer, others advance to round-of-16

World No. 1 Sir Andy Murray has made it into the fourth round of the Australian Open after beating Sam Querrey in straight sets on Friday.

Murray was in tremendous form as he dealt with the big-serving American with his remarkable returning ability and superior movement, showing no signs of overconfidence or extra pressure as he swept him aside 6-4 6-2 6-4 at Hisense arena.

With rival Novak Djokovic having crashed out of the Melbourne event on Thursday, Murray is perhaps the overwhelming favourite to win the title, after being a losing finalist on five occasions – once to Roger Federer and four times to Djokovic.

Later after the Murray match, Dan Evans beat Bernard Tomic 7-5 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-3) at the Hisense arena, to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

The world No. 51 continued his run of form in 2017 to beat the 27th seed and set up a last-16 tie with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

At Rod Laver arena, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer eased through his toughest test at the tournament so far with a comfortable victory over Tomas Berdych. Berdych never got near the Swiss as he was beaten 6-2 6-4 6-4.

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The former world No. 1 and four-time champion at Melbourne took on the World No. 10, and was in scintillating form as he advances to the round-of-16.

These are results of Day 5 at the Australian Open:

Vandeweghe 6-4 3-6 7-5 Bouchard
Kerber 6-0 6-4 Pliskova
Wawrinka 3-6 6-2 6-2 7-6 Troicki
Barthel 4-6 6-4 3-6 Barty
Pavlyuchenkova 7-5 4-6 6-3 Svitolina
Tsonga 7-6 7-5 6-7 6-3 Sock
V. Williams 6-1 6-0 Duan
Nishikori 6-4 6-4 6-4 Lacko
Kuznetsova 6-4 5-7 9-7 Jankovic
Murray 6-4 6-2 6-4
Evans 7-5 7-6 7-6 Tomic
Zverev 6-1 4-6 6-3 6-0 Jaziri
Cirstea 6-2 7-6 Riske
Seppi 4-6 6-4 7-6 7-6 Darcis

As it stands now, Federer will go on to face Japanese Kei Nishikori in the fourth round, while Murray and Evans will face Mischa Zverev and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga respectively.

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