Djokovic survives brutal heat test as Sharapova shines

Roger Federer

GETTYRoger Federer has claimed he plans to play an aggressive brand of tennis this season

What appeared to be a amusing chit-chat between Roger Federer and Jim Courier in the post-match interview, was actually a roast session for the 19-time Grand Slam champion.

It's hard to believe it now but when Gasquet stormed onto the ATP Tour as a teenager more than a decade ago, there was widespread belief that he was Federer's heir apparent.

The crowd began to get behind Struff as he fought back to take a 3-1 lead over Federer, which was shortly squandered. "I think that's good, I'm all for that".

"No, I'm a big tennis fan, and I just with some friends of ours, one of which is married to an Aussie, we thought, what are you doing in January?"

Will also jokingly announced his retirement from acting and said Taylor Swift was the best celebrity tennis player.

"I wouldn't have minded playing during the day - I hope I survive under those conditions too", he said.

SEOUL, South Korea - North and South Korea will march jointly under one unified flag during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Wednesday.

Australian star Nick Kyrgios will feature in a mouth-watering Friday night feature match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on centre court, relegating world No.1 Rafael Nadal to Margaret Court Arena for his match. "I'm not sure about that to be honest", Djokovic said after his win. "I feel like I'm taking insane pills".

The furnace-like conditions took their toll on a host of players, including third seed and Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza who suffered with heat-blistered feet.

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has already pledged to increase the prize money from $55 million to $100 million over the next five years. British No. 9 Johanna Konta, a 2016 semifinalist, lost 6-4, 7-5 to 123rd-ranked Croatian-born Bernarda Pera of the U.S. The fifth-seeded Thiem came back from two sets down to defeat Denis Kudla 6-7 (6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 and advance to the third round on Thursday.

Asked whether Open officials should have postponed the match, the 30-year-old said it was a tough call.

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