Beatdown of the Day
Murray masters Melzer. Andy Murray destroyed Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the quarterfinals where he’ll face newcomer Alexandr Dolgopolov.
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The Clock has Struck Midnight for Raonic
David Ferrer ended the Cinderella story of 20 year-oldÂ Canadian qualifier Milos Raonic with a tightÂ 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win. Ferrer will meet fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.
Routine Win of the Day
Rafael Nadal took it to 2010 Australian Open semifinalist Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-4, 6-. Nadal prevented Cilic from ever getting into the match.
News Conference of the day:
Q. Do you find it distracting when everybody is calling out, I love you, Rafa?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, I feel fantastic (laughter).
Q. Are you able to block it out?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, I heard everything. But is nice (smiling).
Q. What about when the girls whistle at you and take pictures of you when you’re changing your shirt?
RAFAEL NADAL: That’s a very good feeling (smiling).
Q. Could you tell us more about this Armani campaign? Was it a good experience? What do you think of the pictures?
RAFAEL NADAL: Was a long experience, but very good experience, no? Is always nice to know different worlds. The fashion world is something that I didn’t know before.
Yeah, was a good session of photos, long one. But hopefully the result are satisfactory, so… I worked very hard, seriously (laughter). So, yeah, was nice. A different experience and I enjoyed.
Q. Do you find you sexy on the picture?
RAFAEL NADAL: I’m not the right person to say. I always watch myself so so. But what do you think? Do you like it?
Q. Yeah, I do.
RAFAEL NADAL: I happy if I like it (smiling).
Q. You say it was long. How long were you one next to the other?
RAFAEL NADAL: Was different shootings. We talked enough about that in the past.
What Surgery Aga?
Agnieska Radwanska looked to be out of the Australian Open back in late 2010 when she had surgery on the foot for a stress fracture. She decided to play Malbourne and now she’s on her way tot he quarterfinals. Radwanska saved two match popint beforeÂ disposing of Shuai Peng 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.
Kim Clijsters was not stellar but took care of business with a 7-6(3), 6-2 victory over Ekaterina Makarova.
(2) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Iveta Benesova (CZE) 6-4, 6-1
(25) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. (22) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Game, Set, Match and Upset of the Day
It was a Dolgo Day Afternoon for No. 4 in the world Robin Soderling. Alexandr Dolgopolov defeated No. 4 seed Robin Soderling 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. Soderling appeared to have lost control of his serve and groundstrokes in the middle sets while his opponent’s movement and forehand took over. Next up for the Ukrainian in the quarterfinals – Andy Murray.