Federer conducts its 15th AusOpen: it is a four-time champion, once played in the finals five times in the semi-finals.
the Closest rival 32-year-old Federer (6th racket of the world) will be Teimuraz Gabashvili. Russian spends most for a successful tournament in Melbourne. They've never come here next 1/64 final, and now made its way into the third round. In the 1/32 of the final of Gabashvili five parties broke resistance 31st "seeded" the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
the Main sensation of the day gave the Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Агут. 62nd in the world rating took over the fifth racket of the world Argentine Juan Martin del Potro. Twice their match interrupted by sets Spaniard inferior 1-2, that did not prevent Bautista-Агуту equalize the score, but in the fifth set in 5:5 and take the filing of the Argentinean (total - 7:5).
From players in top-25 of the voucher in the third round in addition to Federer executed a Japanese kei Нисикори, first racket of the world Spaniard Rafal Nadal, the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Gael Монфис, Briton Andy Murray, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and canadian Milos Раонич.
for the First time for a hundred years in Melbourne for four days in a row stands temperatures above 40 degrees. On the morning of 16 January, the temperature reached a mark " 40 degrees", and in the afternoon she got up to 42 degrees, and consistently remained at that level until six o'clock in the evening local time. Thus, compared with the previous days, the humidity is increased, that added difficulties tennis players.
Day 16 January because of the intense heat organizers of the Australian Open приостановливали the game on all courts and closed the roof on two main courts - arena Kind Лэйвера and "Хайсенс arena. And on the outdoor tennis courts matches resumed in the evening.
16 January. The men. 1/32 finals
Rafael Nadal (Spain) - Танаси Kokkinakis, Australia) - 6:2 6:4 6:2
Roger Federer (Switzerland) - BL Кавчич Slovenia) - 6:2 6:1 7:6
Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) - Lu Yong-Хсунь (Taiwan) - 6:3 6:3 7:6
Gilles Simon (France) - Marin Cilic (Croatia) - 4:6 7:6 6:7 6:1 6:2
Martin Клижан (Slovakia) - Блаз Rola (Slovenia) - 6:4 6:3 5:7 7:6
Roberto Bautista-Агут (Spain) - Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) - 4:6 6:3 5:7 6:4 7:5
Stefan Robert (France) - Michal Пшисенжны (Poland) - 7:6 6:1 6:7 6:1
Feliciano Lopez (Spain) - Michael Беррер, Germany) - 6:4 7:6 6:4
Gael Монфис (France) - Jack Juice (USA) - 7:6 7:5 6:2
Teimuraz Gabashvili (Russia) - Fernando Verdasco (Spain) - 7:6 3:6 2:6 6:4 6:4
Andy Murray (UK) - Vincent Мильо, France) - 6:2 6:2 7:5
Benoit Pierre (France) - Nick Киргиос Australia) - 6:7 6:7 6:4 6:2 6:2
Milos Раонич (Canada), Victor Хэнеску (Romania) - 7:6 6:4 6:4
Kea Нисикори (Japan) - Dusan Лайович (Serbia) - 6:1 6:1 7:6
Donald Young (USA) - Andreas Сеппи, Italy) - 6:4 2:6 6:3 4:6 7:5
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) - Tomaz Bellucci, Brazil) - 7:6 6:4 6:4