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Aussie Open day five photos

A guitarist plays at Melbourne Park

A lone guitarist welcomes the crowds into Melbourne Park as day five of the Australian Open gets under way amid glorious sunshine

Nadia Petrova

Nadia Petrova, the 10th seed, becomes the first woman to reach the last 16 when her opponent Galina Voskoboeva retires hurt

Nadia Petrova

Petrova later celebrates her victory by heading down to Brighton Beach for a quick paddle

Dinara Safina

Third seed Dinara Safina plays her best tennis of the tournament so far to dispatch a disappointing Kaia Kanepi 6-2 6-2

Fernando Verdasco with some penguins

Fernando Verdasco relaxes with some penguins on the rest day ahead of his third-round match match against Radek Stepanek

Anne Keothavong

British number one Anne Keothavong and her partner Mervana Jugic-Salkic are knocked out by Maria Kirilenko and Flavia Pennetta

Juan Martin del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro fails to hide his frustration after losing the first set of his match against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller on a tie-break

Juan Martin del Potro

Del Potro fights back against Muller, hitting some fine groundstrokes and booming serves en route to a 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-3 7-5 victory

Marin Cilic

Next up for Del Potro is 19th seed Marin Cilic, the Croatian cheered to the rafters as he beats 11th seed David Ferrer in straight sets

Novak Djokovic

Defending champions Novak Djokovic looks set for a comfortable passage to round four after easing to the first set against Amer Delic

Amer Delic

But lucky loser Delic, a Bosnian-born America, rallies to stun the world number three by taking the second set and levelling at 1-1

Amer Delic receives treatment

The trainer is called to help Delic patch up his blistered feet and Djokovic is able to wrap up the third set with one break

Novak Djokovic

Delic sees two set points go begging in the fourth before Djokovic comes through on a tie-break to win 6-2 4-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4)

Vera Zvonareva

Vera Zvonareva looks in top form as she beats Italy's Sara Errani in straight sets to set up a meeting with fellow Russian Petrova

Marion Bartoli

Marion Bartoli, the 16th seed, comes from a set down to beat unseeded Czech Lucie Safarova 3-6 6-2 6-1

Andy Roddick

No problems for seventh seed Andy Roddick as he powers his way to a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over French veteran Fabrice Santoro

Alize Cornet

Alize Cornet, the 15th seed, comes from a set down to beat 19th seed Daniela Hantuchova 4-6 6-4 6-2

Jelene Jankovic

Top seed Jelena Jankovic is made to work hard for a 6-4 6-4 win over Ai Sugiyama in an hour and 41 minutes

Ana Ivanovic

Tough going for Ana Ivanovic, the sixth seed, as she loses to Russian teenager Alisa Kleybanova 7-5 6-7 (5/7) 6-2

Alisa Kleybanova

But Kleybanova celebrates the best win of her career, knocking out last year's beaten finalist in Melbourne

Marat Safin

Marat Safin reflects on what could be his last Australian Open after losing to Roger Federer 6-3 6-2 7-6 (7/5)

Roger Federer

Federer remains focussed to beat Safin for the 10th time in 12 matches and progress to round four



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Aussie Open day four photos
22 Jan 09 |  Tennis
Aussie Open day three photos
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Aussie Open day two photos
20 Jan 09 |  Tennis
Aussie Open day one photos
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Order of play
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Men's singles draw
26 Aug 11 |  Tennis
Women's singles draw
28 Jan 10 |  Tennis
Tennis on the BBC
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