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WRAPUP 1-HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Day five at the Australian Open


WRAPUP 1-HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Day five at the Australian Open

Six-time champion Roger Federer was pushed to the brink by unseeded Australian John Millman but the Swiss prevailed in a fifth-set tiebreak on Friday to reach the Australian Open fourth round on a day of huge upsets at Melbourne Park. Federer won 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4 4-6 7-6(8) to secure his 100th Australian Open match win after an intense encounter with world number 47 Millman lasted over four hours.

Earlier, Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka suffered shock defeats that tore open the women's draw. Williams' latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam was ended by China's Wang Qiang, who won 6-4 6-7(2) 7-5.

American teenager Coco Gauff stunned Osaka in straight sets, 6-3 6-4, ranking the victory as "somewhere around the top" of her biggest wins. Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki brought the curtain down on her glittering career as she suffered a 7-5 3-6 7-5 defeat at the hands of Tunisia's rising star, Ons Jabeur.

Highlights of the fifth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Friday (times AEDT; GMT+11): READ MORE

Federer survives huge scare to reach last 16 Djokovic puts on serving masterclass

Serena's record bid foiled by Chinese Wang Teenager Gauff ends Osaka's title defence

Crushed Serena says Slam record bid will go on Osaka still searching for "champion mentality"

Raonic knocks out Tsitsipas in straight sets Wang wished late coach McNamara was courtside

Wozniacki heads into retirement after defeat Wozniacki bows out with dreams fulfilled

Barty on a roll, moves into fourth round Kyrgios braced for 'aggressive' Khachanov

Australian Open order of play on Saturday 0050 FEDERER SURVIVES MILLMAN SCARE

Third seed Roger Federer recovered from 8-4 down in the fifth set tiebreak to complete a heroic comeback in a 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4 4-6 7-6(8) victory over home favourite John Millman. The Swiss, chasing a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title, recorded his 100th Australian Open match win to reach the second week of the tournament.

2150 RAONIC STUNS TSITSIPAS Big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic thumped down 19 aces as he knocked out sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-5 6-4 7-6(2) to reach the second week in Melbourne for the seventh time.

2024 GAUFF KNOCKS OUT HOLDER OSAKA American 15-year-old Coco Gauff, beaten in straight sets by Naomi Osaka in the third round of the U.S. Open last year, came up with a superb display to stun the defending Australian Open champion 6-3 6-4 in 67 minutes and reach the round of 16.

1725 DJOKOVIC STROLLS PAST NISHIOKA Seven-times champion Novak Djokovic made short work of his second Japanese opponent in as many matches, felling Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-2 6-2 in 85 minutes to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the 50th time in his career.

1534 WANG SHOCKS WILLIAMS Chinese 27th seed Wang Qiang extended former world number one Serena Williams' wait for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title, producing a superb performance to seal a 6-4 6-7(2) 7-5 win over the American and move into the fourth round.

1515 THREE-SETTER A FITTING END TO CAREER, SAYS WOZNIACKI Caroline Wozniacki said that a tough match which went the distance was the appropriate way to end her career.

"It was only fitting that my last match would be a three- setter, a grinder and my career would finish with a forehand error. I guess it was meant to be," Wozniacki said in a courtside interview. "I really am happy. I'm excited for what's to come. You might see me around off the court."

1458 END OF THE ROAD FOR WOZNIACKI AFTER JABEUR LOSS Tunisia's Ons Jabeur beat former world number one Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 3-6 7-5 in the third round to send the 2018 champion into retirement.

1352 SCHWARTZMAN SHOWS HIS FUNNY SIDE Diego Schwartzman was in a humorous mood following his win over Dusan Lajovic, when asked in a courtside interview about his potential fourth-round meeting with Yoshihito Nishioka or world number two Novak Djokovic.

"I just know Nishioka, because he is my size," Schwartzman said of the Japanese 24-year-old, who like him is also 5ft 7in. "The other guy I really don't know." 1328 SCHWARTZMAN SURGES PAST LAJOVIC

Argentina's Diego Schwartzman staved off a late comeback attempt by Dusan Lajovic to beat the Serb 6-2 6-3 7-6(7) and reach the last 16 for the second time, matching his best performance at Melbourne Park. 1231 BARTY ROARS INTO FOURTH ROUND

World number one Ash Barty kept alive hopes of a local champion for the first time since 1978 with a 6-3 6-2 demolition of 29th-seed Elena Rybakina. Barty needed just 78 minutes to beat the 20-year-old from Kazakhstan to advance to the fourth round.

1100 PLAY STARTS ON TIME WITH DOUBLES Play started on time with most of the outside courts hosting first round doubles matches, while world number one Ash Barty opens the third round in the singles on Rod Laver Arena against Kazakhstan's 29th-seed Elena Rybakina. (Compiled by Greg Stutchbury, Shrivathsa Sridhar and Hardik Vyas; Editing by Sam Holmes and Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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