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Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Six

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That's wrap up our rolling coverage of the Australian Open for today. It was a day marked by the expected victories from Roger Federer and Andy Murray, along with a landmark win by the emerging Grigor Dimitrov against fellow young gun Milos Raonic. In the women's draw, No.10 seed Caroline Wozniacki exited the tournament, Maria Sharapova was an impressive winner and Jelena Jankovic and Agnieszka Radwanska were two others to reach the round of 16. Crowds packed the Melbourne Park precinct for 'Super Saturday' as fans welcomed the cooler temperatures after a scorching week in Melbourne. We'll see you all tomorrow and through the second week.

Andy Murray (GBR) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP), 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 6-2

The Wimbledon champ wins through! A typically gritty victory by the world No.4 who, as the match wore on, progressively got on top. There's plenty of unfinished business for Murray at this tournament - not just this year, the pain of other missed chances must be on his mind.

Straight sets win .... world No.4 Andy Murray.
Straight sets win .... world No.4 Andy Murray. Photo: Getty Images

Andy Murray (GBR) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP), 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 3-1

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray driving towards a straight sets victory on a jam-packed middle Saturday at Melbourne Park. Other men's winners today have included Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov and the lucky loser from qualifying Stephane Robert.

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Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki. Photo: AFP

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP), 6-4, 5-7, 3-6

Game, set, match!!! It's simply a disappointing exit for Caroline Wozniacki. A series of long rallies towards the end of the match culminated in a dramatic final point where the Dane sent her forehand wide. Wozniacki fell in a heap and looks a shattered figure as she leaves the court.

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP), 6-4, 5-7, 3-5, 0-40

Triple match point to the Spaniard. A great fighting comeback is about to be rewarded. 

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Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP), 6-4, 5-7, 1-5

Wozniacki has fallen in a heap on Rod Laver Arena. The Spaniard has, piece by piece, got progressively on top in the final set. The Dane looked safe and on the cusp of victory as the second set moved to its conclusion. But, alas, Muguruza had other ideas.

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP), 6-4, 5-7, 1-3

Denmark's former world No.1 is down a break of serve in the deciding set. Wozniacki was looking comfortable in the closing stages of the second set but the athletic Muguruz refused to give in and rallied superbly.

AAP reports: Stephane Robert began the Australian Open as a loser, but will finish it as the winner of at least $135,000. After failing in his initial attempt to win a place in the 128-man singles draw through the qualifying tournament, Robert grabbed a spot as a lucky loser when Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew on Monday with injury. Robert then began an extraordinary run that on Saturday took him into the fourth round of the Open and guaranteed him the biggest pay day of his long, but less-than-stellar, career. The Frenchman beat another lucky loser, Slovakia’s Martin Klizan, 6-0 7-6 (7-2) 6-4. Read more

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Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP), 6-4, 5-7

I spoke too soon on Wozniacki. The Dane slips in the closing stages of the second set and her opponent pounced. One-set all on Rod Laver Arena.

Andy Murray (GBR) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP), 7-6 (7-2)

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray takes the opening set, pushed to a tie-break on Hisense Arena. Murray remains one of the more intriguing players to watch at this year's Open due to his injury-interrupted preparation. It seems any outcome is possible.


Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP), 6-4, 5-5

An impressive tournament so far for the Danish former world No.1. Perhaps her engagement to top golfer Rory McIlroy in Sydney over the New Year period has given her a new lease of life. A fourth round match against Radwanska is on the cards for Wozniacki.

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Grigor Dimitrov tastes victory.
Grigor Dimitrov tastes victory. Photo: AP

Milos Raonic (CAN) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-7 (10-12)

MATCH!!! The Bulgarian takes in on his sixth match point! Dimitrov's response shows how much it means to him. Plain and simple relief (and more than a little excitement) for winning a tight match against a tough opponent. On the final match point Raonic put the ball into the net to hand Dimitrov victory but the pressure was intense so such an error must be viewed in its right context. So, that's Dimitrov's first time into the fourth round at a slam. A telling moment in his emerging career.

Milos Raonic (CAN) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-6 (9-9)

Dimitrov has already had four match points but a composed Raonic isn't letting this match slip just yet. But the Canadian also dumped a forehand into the net that would have given him the set.

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Milos Raonic (CAN) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-6 (6-7)

A stunning backhand down the line from Dimitrov sets up a match point. Raonic asked for a review but the line technology showed it clipping the tape. Brilliant, on-the-edge-of-your-seat tennis.

Milos Raonic (CAN) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-6 (6-6)

The big-serving Canadian saves two match points!! Great tennis on the marquee court.

Milos Raonic (CAN) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-6

The Raonic-Dimitrov clash goes to a tie-break in the fourth set. The Bulgarian is looking to wrap it up without a deciding fifth set. Packed crowd really getting into the contest on the revamped Margaret Court Arena.

Milos Raonic (CAN) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 4-4

Dimitrov up two sets to love on Margaret Court Arena. A critical couple of games coming up in this battle between some of the tour's young guns. Touted as a likely future world No.1, the Bulgarian is one to watch.

Benoit Paire (FRA) v Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP), 2-6, 1-6, 2-5

Is this the giant-killer in the men's draw? Roberto Bautista Agut took out Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round and is on the cusp of eliminating another seed. Not getting too far ahead but either Grigor Dimitri or Milos Raonic would be next.

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