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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 January 2007, 01:56 GMT
Aussie Open day four photos

Rain comes to Melbourne Park

After extreme heat on Tuesday, heavy rain hits Melbourne Park on Thursday to delay play on the outside courts

Fans on the Rod Laver Arena

Fans under the roof on the Vodafone Arena regret not ringing round to see what each other was wearing

Andy Murray takes a breather against Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the second round

Andy Murray is made to sweat against Spain's Fernando Verdasco as stifling heat returns following the rain

Spain's Fernando Verdasco

Verdasco sets up a tie-break in the first set but Murray recovers to move into the third round with a straight-sets win

Rafael Nadal

Second seed Rafael Nadal is made to work against Germany's Phillip Kohlschreiber but the Spaniard takes the first set

Phillip Kohlschreiber

Kohlschreiber claws his way back to take the third set before Nadal responds strongly to seal a 7-5 6-3 4-6 6-2 win

Kim Clijsters

Kim Clijsters benefits from the covered court as she sweeps into round three with a straight-sets win over Akiko Morigami

Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis is not exactly firing on all cylinders but still has far too much for Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva

Alex Kuznetsov and James Blake shake hands after the match

James Blake bounces back from an early double break to see off Alex Kuznetsov 6-4 6-1 6-2, and now faces Robby Ginepri

Lleyton Hewitt gestures

Lleyton Hewitt whips up the home support and sees off the challenge of Canada's Frank Dancevic 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-4

Top seed Maria Sharapova in action against Anastassia Rodionova

Maria Sharapova doesn't waste any time dispatching Anastassia Rodionova 6-0 6-3 in just under an hour

Daniela Hantuchova

The relief shows on Daniela Hantuchova's face as she celebrates a hard-fought 4-6 6-3 6-4 win over Emilie Loit



SEE ALSO
Aussie Open day three photos
17 Jan 07 |  Tennis
Aussie Open day two photos
16 Jan 07 |  Tennis
Aussie Open day one photos
15 Jan 07 |  Tennis


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