Daniil Medvedev vs Sebastian Korda - LIVE: Latest updates from the Australian Open

Daniil Medvedev vs Sebastian Korda - LIVE: Latest updates from the Australian Open

Follow live updates and scores from the Australian Open as the third round gets underway. Daniil Medvedev is out of the after the 22-year-old American Sebastian Korda produced the performance of his career to defeat last year’s runner-up in straight sets. Korda balanced a controlled and aggressive game from the baseline with dashes of serve-and-volley to defeat Medvedev 7-6 6-3 7-6.

British No 1 Cameron Norrie is also out after the 21-year-old Czech Jiri Lehecka pulled off a remarkable upset to win 6-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3. Norrie looked to have moved into a commanding position when he won the third set but Lehecka, the world No 71, responded to win 10 of the next 12 games to flip the match on its head. Lehecka then stayed composed to serve it out as Norrie, the 11th seed, suffered a tough defeat.

Earlier, Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula remain on a collision course after straight-sets wins, while Iga Swiatek was in impressive form to thrash Cristina Bucsa 6-0 6-1. Two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka came from a set down to beat 10th seed Madison Keys 1-6 6-2 6-1 and reach the fourth round.

It comes after a dramatic Thursday, as top seeds including Ons Jabeur and Casper Ruud tumbled from the tournament.  Andy Murray staged an incredible comeback to defeat Thanasi Kokkinakis in five hours and 45 minutes. Novak Djokovic advanced, but there is significant concern surrounding the nine-time champion’s hamstring injury. Follow live updates and the latest scores from the Australian Open in our live blog below.

Australian Open 2023 LIVE - Latest scores and results

  • Sebastian Korda stuns Daniil Medvedev 7-6 6-3 7-6 on Rod Laver

  • Cameron Norrie upset by Jiri Lehecka in 6-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 defeat

  • Sixth seed Maria Sakkari out to China’s Lin Zhu 7-6 1-6 6-4

  • World number one Iga Swiatek cruises through 6-0 6-1 in just 55 minutes

  • Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula progress with straight-sets wins

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jannik Sinner set up fourth-round clash

  • Karen Khachanov knocks out Frances Tiafoe after epic fourth-set tiebreak

  • Australian Open boss defends schedule after Andy Murray’s 4am finish

Australian Open 2023: Sebastian Korda stuns Daniil Medvedev in latest upset

13:49 , Jamie Braidwood

Sebastian Korda stunned Daniil Medvedev to make a statement at the Australian Open 25 years after his father Petr claimed the title.

Melbourne Park has been a happy hunting ground for the family, with Sebastian winning the junior title five years ago, while his sisters Nelly and Jessica have both won the Australian Open in golf.

While it may be too soon to talk about the 22-year-old potentially adding more silverware, he was superb in a 7-6 (7) 6-3 7-6 (4) third-round victory over seventh seed Medvedev, the beaten finalist for the last two years.

The Russian has struggled for form since losing to Rafael Nadal from two sets up in the final 12 months ago and was simply outplayed by Korda, who began the season by reaching the final of the ATP event in Adelaide and pushing Novak Djokovic all the way.

Medvedev hung on grimly in the first set, fighting back after dropping his serve three times, but Korda was always ahead in the tie-break.

The young American has a similar game to his opponent but he was doing everything better - striking his groundstrokes with precision, particularly off the backhand side, and coming to the net effectively.

He moved ahead early in sets two and three and, although he wobbled in sight of the finish line, he dominated a second tie-break to send another favourite packing following the exits of Nadal and Casper Ruud.

Report by Eleanor Crooks

Sebastian Korda stuns Daniil Medvedev in latest Australian Open upset

Australian Open 2023: Order of play - Saturday 21st January

15:51 , Jamie Braidwood

Rod Laver Arena

From 00:00 GMT

Varvara Gracheva vs Karolina Pliskova

Camila Giorgi vs Belinda Bencic

Benjamin Bonzi vs Alex de Minaur

From 08:00 GMT

Grigor Dimitrov vs Novak Djokovic

Magda Linette vs Ekaterina Alexandrova

Margaret Court Arena

From 00:00 GMT

Nuria Parrizas Diaz vs Donna Vekic

Andrey Rublev vs Dan Evans

Aryna Sabalenka vs Elise Mertens

From 08:00 GMT

Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut

John Cain Arena

From 02:00 GMT

Ugo Humbert vs Holger Rune

From 08:00 GMT

Alexei Popyrin vs Ben Shelton

KIA Arena

From 03:30 GMT

JJ Wolf vs Michael Mmoh

From 08:00 GMT

Caroline Garcia vs Laura Siegemund

Australian Open 2023

15:23 , Jamie Braidwood

Andy Murray’s chances of progressing at the Australian Open have been put at a severe disadvantage by his post-4am finish to his match with Thanasi Kokkinakis, according to a sleep expert.

The Scot won the longest match of his career on Thursday, beating the Australian in five hours and 45 minutes in an epic encounter that finally ended at 4.05am.

Murray was able to ensure a fairly swift return to his hotel afterwards and was in bed by 5.30am but incredibly was back at Melbourne Park at 9.30am for treatment and recovery.

He went back to his hotel for more rest before again returning to the venue for practice and sleep expert James Wilson, who works with a number of Premier League and English Football League clubs and is known as the ‘Sleep Geek’, says the 35-year-old will be heavily impacted when he plays Roberto Bautista Agut in Friday’s evening session.

Andy Murray’s body clock will be ‘very confused’ after 4am finish, expert warns

Australian Open 2023

15:13 , Jamie Braidwood

Cameron Norrie denied that a hectic schedule contributed to his third-round loss against Jiri Lehecka at the Australian Open.

The British number one, seeded 11th, was bidding to reach the fourth round in Melbourne for the first time but from two-sets-to-one up he was beaten 6-7 (8) 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-4 by Lehecka, a 21-year-old Czech ranked 71.

With Norrie’s top-20 status comes various earning opportunities, and he played exhibitions during the off-season in Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong.

He then played three matches at the United Cup to begin the season, beating Rafael Nadal and Taylor Fritz, before reaching the final of the ATP event in his home city of Auckland.

The 27-year-old, who switched allegiance from New Zealand to Britain as a teenager, only arrived in Melbourne the day before his first-round match and admitted he struggled to find his rhythm but still believes his preparation was the right one.

Cameron Norrie denies hectic schedule contributed to Australian Open exit

Australian Open 2023

14:54 , Jamie Braidwood

Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his serene progress through the draw to set up a rematch with Jannik Sinner in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

The Greek third seed is the highest-ranked player remaining following the exits of Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud and arrived in Melbourne full of confidence following an unbeaten start to the season.

He is yet to drop a set and defeated another in-form player in Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor 6-2 7-6 (5) 6-3.

Tsitsipas has made the semi-finals in three of the previous four years at Melbourne Park and is hoping to seize his chance of going further this time.

He said: “I’ve never been making predictions because the sport that I chose to play is unpredictable. Of course, there are favourites. Everyone knows that.”

Tsitsipas underlines ‘there are no presents’ ahead of Sinner rematch

Australian Open 2023 - Game, set and match!

14:46 , Jamie Braidwood

Another huge upset in Melbourne!

The sixth seed Maria Sakkari is out after China’s Lin Zhu pulls off the massive upset with a 7-6 1-6 6-4 win! Zhu, the world number 87, had never beaten a top-10 opponent and before the Australian Open had never progressed further than the second round of a grand slam.

She’s now through to the fourth round and is completely overwhelmed with emotion, after a number of problems with injuries over the years.

Australian Open 2023

14:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina is finally set to earn top billing again after setting up a fourth-round clash with world number one Iga Swiatek at the Australian Open.

The Russian-turned-Kazakh was a surprise winner of the Venus Rosewater Dish when she beat Ons Jabeur on Centre Court last summer.

But the leap up the rankings that would normally follow such an achievement was missing because of the WTA and ATP’s decision to remove ranking points in retaliation for the banning of Russian and Belarusian players.

Rybakina stayed down in the 20s – she is currently 25 – and voiced her frustration at the US Open after her first-round match was scheduled on an outside court.

She was assigned Court 13 here for her opening match but has been working her way up the schedule and is likely to make it to Rod Laver Arena after defeating last year’s runner-up, Danielle Collins, 6-2 5-7 6-2.

Elena Rybakina returns to top billing at Australian Open against Iga Swiatek

Austalian Open 2023

14:14 , Jamie Braidwood

Stefanos Tsitsipas voiced the thoughts of everyone who witnessed Andy Murray’s incredible late-night heroics against Thanasi Kokkinakis when he saw him back at Melbourne Park on Friday.

The sun was almost coming up when Murray left the scene of the longest match of his career, a five-hour, 45-minute epic that saw him fight back from two sets and a break down to finally clinch victory at 4.05am.

It was barely eight hours later when the man with the metal hip was seen walking gingerly along the corridors, accepting congratulations along the way, having already been attending to the damage to his body.

“I saw him today before my match,” said Tsitsipas. “I was thinking to myself, ‘What is he doing here? He should be in bed’.”

‘He should be in bed’: Andy Murray leaves rival staggered with swift return to court

Australian Open 2023

13:57 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s almost 1am in Melbourne, which of course means play is still going at the Australian Open.

This time, Maria Sakkari and Lin Zhu are into a deciding set on Margaret Court Arena.

China’s Zhu took the opening set against the sixth seed Sakkari on a tiebreak, only for the Greek player to hit back 6-1 in the second.

Now Zhu is up an early break in the third...

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-7 Sebastian Korda - Game, set and match!

13:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Sebastian Korda will face Hubert Hurkacz in the fourth round, after Poland’s 10th seed progressed by beating Canadian 20th seed Denis Shapovalov 7-6(3) 6-4 1-6 4-6 6-3

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-7 Sebastian Korda - Game, set and match!

13:26 , Jamie Braidwood

Korda thanks the Rod Laver crowd for an “unbelievable” atmosphere. “I knew what I had to do,” he says. “I stuck with it even when I was going up and down with the emotions. I’m thrilled right now. I played an amazing match.

What was his game-plan? “Just go for it,” he says.

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-7 Sebastian Korda - Game, set and match!

13:20 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s Medvedev’s earliest Australian Open exit in three years after back-to-back appearances in the final.

Korda was superb and the 22-year-old is through to the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time.

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Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-7 Sebastian Korda - Game, set and match!

13:18 , Jamie Braidwood

Stunning, stunning upset.

Korda burned his first three match points, but he gets it done on the fourth with a brilliant forehand winner down the line!

Huge win for the American and he takes out Medvedev.

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-6 Sebastian Korda - Tiebreak!

13:15 , Jamie Braidwood

That’s so, so good from Korda. He’s produced his best tennis of the match in this tiebreak. Controlled hitting to Medvedev’s backhand is followed by a forehand winner.

Five match points.

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-6 Sebastian Korda - Tiebreak!

13:12 , Jamie Braidwood

Korda jumps into an early lead behind his first serve, built on a brilliant opening return. It’s already 3-0 to the American.

Great return from Korda! It’s snapped back at Medvedev and the Russian pushes the backhand long.

Medvedev pulls a point back but it’s 4-1 to Korda as he gets his serve back.

Brilliant depth from Korda! He finishes by clipping the baseline, and Medvedev can’t respond.

It’s 5-1 at the change-over!

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-6 Sebastian Korda - Tiebreak!

13:10 , Jamie Braidwood

Now, a big test for Korda as we approach the three-hour mark. A wild backhand from Medvedev, after a lovely drop shot winner from Korda, gets him to 40-15.

Medvedev thunders the forehand return straight down the line - what a winner that was - but Korda can close it out as he switches up to the serve and volley again.

He pulls it off brilliantly.

Another tiebreak.

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 6-5 Sebastian Korda*

13:05 , Jamie Braidwood

Korda holds to love to steady the ship, and then pulls off a brilliant drop shot to get to 30-30 on Medvedev’s return game.

Medvedev hangs on as Korda attacks but this time the American’s drop shot doesn’t clear the net.

Korda’s attack on the Medvedev second serve gets him to deuce, but the Russian switches it up well with a slice to the Korda backhand.

Ace. Medvedev gets through to the tiebreak, at least. He would have snapped your arm off for that 30 minutes ago.

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 5-4 Sebastian Korda*

12:58 , Jamie Braidwood

Medvedev holds to love - and that’s eight points in a row to the Russian.

Suddenly, Medvedev leads and Korda will have to serve to stay in the match.

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 4-4 Sebastian Korda - Medvedev breaks!

12:56 , Jamie Braidwood

Medvedev rattles out a hold to love of his own - Korda seeminly saving his energy for the service games, of which he is only two away from the set.

Wow - at 15-15, Korda produces a brilliant touch at the net to turn Medvedev’s dipping passing shot into a winner.

Ace! 40-15.

Korda doesn’t do enough with the volley or smash this time and Medvedev finds space to steer the forehand pass.

And that’s nervy from Korda! He goes for the serve and volley but pushes the volley long!

Deuce, but Korda goes for the ambitious drop shot from the baseline! It doesn’t clear the net!

Break point Medvedev: and Korda nets on the backhand side!

Huge moment! Korda cracks under the nerves and Medvedev has a lifeline!

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 2-4 Sebastian Korda

12:48 , Jamie Braidwood

These next few games are the biggest of Korda’s life but he starts well, utilising the serve and taking control of the court with his positioning.

He moves inside and plays a lovely drop shot, with Medvedev stranded, and then wraps up the hold to love.

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 1-3 Sebastian Korda

12:42 , Jamie Braidwood

Korda looked to be flying towards another 3-1 lead after playing a lovely drop shot and winning the exchange at the net, but Medvedev forces him to deuce before the American throws in a double fault.

Medvedev has really struggled on the returns - standing so far behind the baseline - and Korda eventually steps in to crush a forehand winner.

And there is the 3-1 lead.

Australian Open 2023

12:38 , Jamie Braidwood

It could be a long night for Maria Sakkari. Her match against China’s Lin Zhu got underway just after 11pm local time on the Margaret Court Arena, so another late finish looks certain there.

It would be even longer if Medvedev comes back to defeat Korda, but the American is looking so solid over on Rod Laver.

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 0-2 Sebastian Korda

12:33 , Jamie Braidwood

This is a special performance from Korda. On 40-15, he finds the first serve and charges the net. Medvedev, struggling to come up with solutions, floats a chipped backhand long.

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 0-1 Sebastian Korda* - Korda breaks!

12:28 , Jamie Braidwood

Sebastian Korda has broken Medvedev’s serve in the opening game of the past two sets - and he goes straight on the attack with a backhand winner on the return to get to 0-30.

And how about this! Korda draws Medvedev to the net before producing the forehand lob!

Three break points: and Medvedev goes long! Extraordinary! Korda has done it again!

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-6 Sebastian Korda - Korda wins the second set!

12:23 , Jamie Braidwood

Ace from Korda! That’s a great start, just clipping the outside of the line.

The second point is even better. Medvedev comes in, but Korda produces the backhand passs!

Two points away: Korda goes into the net on the first, then is wayward on his backhand on the second!

Two errors, and a big point here at 30-30: he finds his first serve, and then hits an ice-cool forehand behind Medvedev.

Set point: Korda goes for the serve and volley, and he pulls it off!

Korda takes a two-set lead against last year’s runner-up!

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Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 3-5 Sebastian Korda*

12:16 , Jamie Braidwood

Korda passes another test: he holds to 30, with a lovely touch at the net. He’s found his game again since the tiebreak, after a slight wobble midway through the first.

Medvedev gets a solid hold himself though, showing he’s up for the fight with a forehand winner, but Korda will have the chance to serve this out next...

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 6-7 2-4 Sebastian Korda

12:13 , Jamie Braidwood

There are four quick holds in a row - but Medvedev is unable to get close to the Korda serve.

He is in real danger of going two sets down here.

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 6-7 0-3 Sebastian Korda

11:59 , Jamie Braidwood

Medvedev is annoyed with the noise the crowd are making between first and second serves. Korda holds to move 3-0 ahead in the second set.

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 0-2 Sebastian Korda* - Korda breaks!

11:57 , Jamie Braidwood

Wow - stunning again from Korda! And now Medvedev finds himself in a really tricky spot.

Medvedev looks agitated as he makes a double fault at 30-30, and then Korda steps on the forehand down the line.

Medvedev can only go long - and just like the first set, Korda breaks to lead.

Australian Open 2023: Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-6 (9) Frances Tiafoe - Game, set and match!

11:52 , Jamie Braidwood

Karen Khachanov defeats Frances Tiafoe after an INSANE fourth-set tiebreak.

After winning the third set, Tiafoe looked to have sparked the comeback and was 6-1 up in the tiebreak.

Tiafoe has a brilliant record in tiebreaks but Khachanov saves SIX set points before closing it out 11-9 on the third match point!

What a match, and Khachanov has a great opportunity now with Yoshihito Nishioka to come in the fourth round.

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Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 6-7 Sebastian Korda - Korda wins opening set!

11:46 , Jamie Braidwood

Korda works another chance, and this time he takes it!

He goes back to his aggressive return game, hitting deep to the baseline, and Medvedev nets!

This could be a long one - but on the balance of play, Korda earned that opening set.

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 6-6 Sebastian Korda - Tiebreak!

11:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Korda takes charge: a forehand and volley gets him up 5-4, and with two serves to come.

It’s followed by a double fault from Korda, but he responds brilliantly to move Medvedev back, and put away the overhead!

Set point: but Korda can’t take it! He looks for the backhand crosscourt, after sending Medvedev chasing down the line - but it’s into the net!

Lob from Korda! Inside the baseline!

Another set point: Korda pushes long!

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 6-6 Sebastian Korda - Tiebreak!

11:35 , Jamie Braidwood

Korda plays lights out in the first two points - clipping the line with a forehand winner - but Medvedev digs in to force the error and win back the mini-break.

As Medvedev pushes long, Korda leads 3-1 - but he can’t find a way past the Russian at the net, and Korda then throws a forehand long. 3-3

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 6-6 Sebastian Korda - Tiebreak!

11:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Medvedev rattles off a hold and for the first time takes the lead in this match, putting the pressure on Korda to serve to save to stay in it.

Korda’s plan is clear: he comes to the next and asks Medvedev to find a way past, he does so with a forehand winner, but then Korda puts away the volley to get to 40-30.

Korda is tested by Medvedev but gets away with his hold. Into a tiebreak we go.

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 5-5 Sebastian Korda - Medvedev breaks!

11:21 , Jamie Braidwood

Another swing! Another break of serve!

The ball is not coming off the Korda racket as cleanly now, he’s up to 20 unforced errors and his latest - a backhand out wide - sees Medvedev break back to hang on in this opening set.

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 4-5 Sebastian Korda* - Korda breaks!

11:17 , Jamie Braidwood

Medvedev raises his arms to the crowd after saving break point, but as he guides a backhand just wide of the line, he faces another.

Korda has responded well, and Medvedev is clearly under pressure dealing with Korda’s attacks on his second serve.

Medvedev goes big on the second serve - and it’s long! Korda has the third break, and he’ll serve for the set next.

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 4-4 Sebastian Korda - Medvedev breaks!

11:11 , Jamie Braidwood

Now, has that turned the set for Medvedev? After breaking back and holding serve, Medvedev eeks the first point out of the next Korda game. From there, Medvedev waits for the error and is duly rewarded as Korda goes long.

Two break points: Medvedev stays patient again, Korda clips the netcord, and Medvedev puts away the backhand winner down the line!

Australian Open 2023: *Daniil Medvedev 2-4 Sebastian Korda - Medvedev breaks!

11:03 , Jamie Braidwood

Medvedev improves the look of the picture to break back against Korda, who has hit so cleenly and really resrticted Medvedev to very little at all in this opening set. That was Medvedev’s first break point chance against Korda’s six so far.

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 1-4 Sebastian Korda* - Korda breaks!

10:55 , Jamie Braidwood

Sensational from Korda! He reaches a Medvedev smashes and picks it up for the defensive lob, dragging Medveded back to deuce. He then stops Medvedev holding with another brilliant point, scrambling to reach a drop shot before putting away a smash.

Wow - Korda then lobs Medvedev! He will get another break point chance here.

And that’s stunning from Korda! He turns defence into attack during a 20-shot rally, and Medvedev drifts long after the Korda attacking forehand!

Korda is playing out of his skin.

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 1-2 Sebastian Korda*

10:45 , Jamie Braidwood

That’s an impressive hold from Medvedev given the circumstances. Korda sensed his chance with Medvedev showing vulnerability on the other side of the net, but Medvedev played a lovely drop shot as Korda pushed long.

But the American is dictating the points and another break-point chance follows, with Medvedev needing to dig deep to get out of trouble and hold on his serve.

At the change of ends, the trainer gets to work. Medvedev is getting his forearm rubbed down by the trainer, who is applying some sort of talcum powder.

Australian Open 2023: Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-4 3-6 Frances Tiafoe

10:36 , Jamie Braidwood

Big Foe hits back! Frances Tiafoe loves a five-setter as much as a battle and the American gets the crowd on their feet to pull a set back against Karen Khachanov.

This could be an epic.

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Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 0-1 Sebastian Korda* - Korda breaks!

10:32 , Jamie Braidwood

That’s a proper statement from Sebastian Korda. He brushes off seeing three break points come and go, and then attacks Medvedev again, finishing off the backhand winner to take an early break.

If Medvedev didn’t know he was in a match, he does now. After 10 minutes, Korda takes his chance.

And now Medvedev has called the trainer! There’s something up with his right arm.

*denotes next server

Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev 0-0 Sebastian Korda*

10:27 , Jamie Braidwood

Korda looks to take the game to Medvedev from the start. In an impressive start, he attacks the Medvedev second serve and takes control of the net. Medvedev backhand breaks down, and Korda gets an early break-point chance. He saves the first but another quickly follows - Korda takes a big swing on a backhand but goes wide.

Korda attacks again, though, stepping in to put away the volley at the net. But Medvedev saves another! This is an epic game.

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Australian Open 2023: Daniil Medvedev vs Sebastian Korda

10:15 , Jamie Braidwood

Here we go, the final match of the day on the Rod Laver Arena. Daniil Medvedev has made an assured start to his Australian Open campaign, as he looks to reach a third straight final in Melbourne, but faces his toughest test yet against Sebastian Korda.

The big-serving American is in form after reaching the Adelaide final, where he had a match point against Novak Djokovic before losing in three sets.

Australian Open 2023: Madison Keys 6-1 2-6 1-6 Victoria Azarenka - Game, set and match!

09:58 , Jamie Braidwood

What a performance from Victoria Azarenka! The 33-year-old turns the match around to defeat the in-form Madison Keys, and the two-time Australian Open champion gets through to the second week.

Keys had not lost a match this year and came out firing, but Azarenka used all of her experience to find her rhythm. She will face either Maria Sakkari or Lin Zhu in the fourth round.

Australian Open 2023: Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-4 Frances Tiafoe

09:49 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s a long way back for US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe, as well. The American now finds himself two sets down to Karen Khachanov as the Russian turns it around in the second.

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Australian Open 2023: Madison Keys 6-1 2-6 0-5 Victoria Azarenka

09:47 , Jamie Braidwood

This is vintage from Azarenka! The Australian Open champion from 2011 and 2012 soars into a 5-0 lead in the deciding set, using the angles well to force Keys into the forehand error. She has won eight games in a row now, and Keys is in real danger.

Australian Open 2023: Madison Keys 6-1 2-6 0-3 Victoria Azarenka

09:35 , Jamie Braidwood

Azarenka uses all of her experience to take control of the the deciding set, breaking Keys’ serve and storming into a 3-0 lead in just 14 minutes. The 33-year-old pushes Keys back onto her backhand, and the American nets.

Australian Open 2023

09:27 , Jamie Braidwood

Jessica Pegula is oozing confidence at the Australian Open with the belief that she can beat anybody. Pegula cruised into the fourth round with a 6-0 6-2 win over Marta Kostyuk after similarly impressive straight-sets victories against Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Jaqueline Cristian earlier in the week to stay on course to claim her maiden grand slam crown.

She also dismantled top-ranked Iga Swiatek and left the Pole in a flood of tears during the season-opening United Cup mixed team tournament which the Americans won.

“I definitely played very well against Iga,” Pegula told reporters. “I’ve also played a lot of great matches this week, as well. I’ve backed up my level. I think I can beat anybody.

“But again, in the moment, under pressure, with nerves, on a different stage, depending on the conditions that day or how they’re playing as well, that can always change and shift throughout a match.

“But, yeah, I feel very confident that my game is at a very, very high level right now.”

Australian Open 2023: Latest scores

09:23 , Jamie Braidwood

Madison Keys and Frances Tiafoe are looking to keep the American party going in Melbourne.

After Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula advanced to the fourth round this morning, Keys is looking to join them and made a good start to take the first set 6-1 against Victoria Azarenka.

But the two-time Australian Open champion has hit back to the second set 6-2, so we’re heading for a decider on the Rod Laver Arena.

Meanwhile, Tiafoe lost the first set Karen Khachanov and was a break down to the Russian in the second. But Tiafoe has now responded and is a break up. Good match there.

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Australian Open 2023: Craig Tiley defends schedule after Andy Murray’s 4am finish

09:19 , Jamie Braidwood

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley has responded to criticism from Andy Murray after his marathon contest against Thanasi Kokkinakis finished at 4am, insisting there is “no need” to alter the tournament schedule despite the third latest match in tennis history.

Murray fought from two sets down to defeat Kokkinakis in an epic battle on Thursday, in what was the longest match of the 35-year-old’s career at five hours and 45 minutes. However, the fact that the match did not start until after 10pm in Melbourne and then continued into the early hours was criticised by Murray, who called the situation a “farce” despite his victory.

The late-night finish was also criticised by Martina Navratilova, who tweeted: “No other sport does this. It is essential we create better rules in tennis regarding the weather and starting times or cut-off times for matches.”

But Australian Open tournament director Tiley said organisers “don’t have many options” as they look to complete the schedule within 14 days. The opening days of the grand slam had been disrupted by heat and rain.

“You would expect from 7pm to 12pm (the evening session) in that five-hour window, you would get two matches,” Tiley said. “We also have to protect the matches. If you just put one match at night and there’s an injury, you don’t have anything for fans or broadcasters.

“At this point there is no need to alter the schedule,” he added. “We always look at it when we do the debrief like we do every year, we’ve had long matches before, at this point we’ve got to fit the matches into the 14 days so you don’t have many options.”

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie crashes out after five-set defeat to Jiri Lehecka

09:10 , Jamie Braidwood

Cameron Norrie’s hopes of reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time ended with a five-set loss to Czech youngster Jiri Lehecka.

The British number one struggled initially in breezy conditions but looked to be on the right path when he opened up a two sets to one lead.

But 21-year-old Lehecka, ranked 71 in the world, battled back to take the second and Norrie took a medical timeout for treatment to his left knee early in the fifth set before falling to a 6-7 (8) 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-4 defeat.

It will be a big disappointment for Norrie, who beat Lehecka on his way to the final of the ATP tournament in his home town of Auckland last week and had started the season by defeating Rafael Nadal and Taylor Fritz at the United Cup.

In hindsight, Norrie may feel he played a little too much in the build-up, and he was not able to find the same form here that he showed in Sydney.

Czech tennis has largely been about a remarkable production line of female talent but Lehecka is one of a cohort of young men hoping to emulate the success of Tomas Berdych.

Report by Eleanor Crooks

Cameron Norrie crashes out of Australian Open after five-set defeat to Jiri Lehecka

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-6 4-6 Jiri Lehecka - Game, set and match!

08:59 , Jamie Braidwood

Jiri Lehecka had not won a match in the main draw of a grand slam in four previous attempts, but the 21-year-old is now through to the fourth round after stunning the 11th seed Norrie. Lehecka lost to Norrie in three close sets at the ATP tournament in Auckland last week.

Here he is: “It’s nothing I’m not used to,” he laughs. “I’m used to these types of matches and I knew that I could finally beat him. It was a great match. Cam is playing incredibly and I enjoyed that a lot.

“It’s tough to say because to find tactics on him is so tough. I learned to not give up, to fight for every ball, to grind, and I’m happy I’m through.

“I feel amazing. I feel ready for the next round. Last year was tough, playing four grand slams and never going through the first round. I knew I could play and I knew I could beat this guy. This is not the end.”

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Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-6 4-6 Jiri Lehecka - Game, set and match!

08:49 , Jamie Braidwood

Brilliant composed and aggressive play from Lehecka. It gets him to 40-0, three match points, and then Lehecka stays composed. He moves Norrie around the court and produces a cool drop shot that the British No 1 can’t pick up.

That’s a gutting defeat for Norrie, who looked to be in a commanding position when he took the third set.

But Lehecka deserves this - he played sensationally in the fourth and fifth sets, and lets out a huge roar after claiming the biggest win of his life!

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-6 4-5 Jiri Lehecka*

08:46 , Jamie Braidwood

Serving to stay in the match, Norrie holds on from 30-30 to put the pressure back on Lehecka.

Can the 21-year-old serve out what would be the biggest win of his life?

He sits with his eyes shut on the changeover.

Australian Open 2023: *Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-6 3-5 Jiri Lehecka

08:42 , Jamie Braidwood

Norrie gets off to a great start with a lovely forehand winner, followed by a roar that Lehecka will have heard. But the 21-year-old moves into the net well to put away a forehand crosscourt, past Norrie.

Norrie then goes long - and ah, he will want this second-serve return back. Norrie nets on the forehand and Lehecka moves one step closer.

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-6 3-4 Jiri Lehecka*

08:38 , Jamie Braidwood

Steely stuff from Norrie, as he unleashes on a forehand at 30-30 to thrash a winner past Lehecka! That was a huge point, and it ensures the pressure will be on Lehecka as he looks to serve this out. The Czech misses on a big forehand and suddenly it’s all very tense.

Australian Open 2023: *Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-6 2-4 Jiri Lehecka - Norrie breaks!

08:35 , Jamie Braidwood

A chance for Norrie! There is a glimpse of some tightness from Lehecka as he looks to close out the biggest win of his young career, as he nets on a simple forehand.

He follows it with an ace but can’t find a first serve on the next point. Norrie bides his time, and then Lehecka goes long!

Norrie is back in it.

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-6 1-4 Jiri Lehecka* - Lehecka breaks!

08:31 , Jamie Braidwood

This is incredible from the 21-year-old Czech, who storms to a double break in the fifth set. Norrie faced a pressure point at 30-30 but caught the net with a limp forehand. Lehecka is just hitting it so cleanly, and whips a forehand winner onto the line to take a huge step closer towards the fourth round.

Norrie is in deep, deep trouble.

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-6 1-2 Jiri Lehecka*

08:21 , Jamie Braidwood

Norrie manages to stabilise - which he will take as Lehecka was looking confident and pushing for the double break at 30-30. Norrie will need to dig deep here as Lehecka is red-hot still in this fifth set.

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-6 0-1 Jiri Lehecka* - Lehecka breaks!

08:13 , Jamie Braidwood

Remarkable. Lehecka steers a classy backhand winner down the line to take the opening break against the Norrie serve. What a turnaround this has been. Lehecka has won seven of the past eight games and Norrie now faces a huge fight to save his Australian Open campaign.

To make matters worse, Norrie has called for the trainer.

Australian Open 2023: *Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-6 Jiri Lehecka - Lehecka wins the fourth set!

08:06 , Jamie Braidwood

Gutsy from Lehecka! As he tries to serve it out, Lehecka is faced with two break points. But he battles back and then produces the ace out wide to bring up his first set point.

Norrie goes long on the return and into a fifth we go!

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-5 Jiri Lehecka* - Lehecka breaks again!

08:02 , Jamie Braidwood

Lehecka has really disrupted Norrie here, and the Briton is struggling with his second serve. Lehecka continues to attack Norrie’s uncertainty and the 21-year-old gets his reward with a double break.

He’ll serve for the set next.

Australian Open 2023: *Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-4 Jiri Lehecka

07:57 , Jamie Braidwood

Lehecka saves break point to hold his serve, finally consolidating his advantage. Norrie is under pressure now to stop this match going to a fifth.

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-3 Jiri Lehecka* - Lehecka breaks again!

07:51 , Jamie Braidwood

Wow! Lehecka with the shot of the match to wrap up a third consecutive break of serve! Norrie opened the door with a double fault but Lehecka marches through with a forehand winner down the line! The match turns again!

Australian Open 2023: *Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 1-2 Jiri Lehecka - Norrie breaks back!

07:49 , Jamie Braidwood

Response from Norrie - and what a stunning forehand winner this is! This should deflate any momentum Lehecka wanted to create. Norrie first frustrated the Czech with an exchange at the net, and then whipped the forehand winner crosscourt on break point. Impressive.

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 0-2 Jiri Lehecka* - Lehecka breaks!

07:47 , Jamie Braidwood

Lehecka does it again! He broke Norrie in the opening game of the second set, and repeats the trick in the fourth! Brilliant return play from Lehecka, going after the serve, and he sends Norrie scrambling across the court. Then, Norrie can’t clear the net on the forehand, as Lehecka gets in front once more.

Australian Open 2023: *Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 0-1 Jiri Lehecka

07:40 , Jamie Braidwood

Norrie goes on the attack to start the fourth set and has an early look at 0-30, but the Czech responds with an ace and then a composed volley. Lehecka then puts away the forehand winner and follows it in well with a good play at the net. Nice save.

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 6-3 Jiri Lehecka* - Norrie wins third set

07:34 , Jamie Braidwood

The errors are starting to fly off the Lehecka strings, two straight returns go long of the baseline - the first an aggressive return, the second a floating chip - and it brings up three set points for Norrie.

He takes it after Lehecka stetches for a forehand, another shot long, and Norrie wraps up the third set in just 29 minutes. Plenty of control on display there, from the British No 1.

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07:30 , Jamie Braidwood

Sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime moved into the fourth round with a battling 6-1 3-6 6-1 6-4 victory over Francisco Cerundolo.

Auger-Aliassime will play the winner of this match between Norrie and Lehecka.

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Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 5-2 Jiri Lehecka*

07:28 , Jamie Braidwood

Norrie has flipped this scoreline around quite impressively. Lehecka will serve to stay in the set, next.

Australian Open 2023: *Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 4-2 Jiri Lehecka - Norrie breaks!

07:25 , Jamie Braidwood

Norrie moves in well with Lehecka stranded in mid-court, and the backhand aimed at the Czech player leads to a put-away volley.

It sets up a chance at 0-30. Lehecka responds with a lovely inside-out forehand winner, but then Norrie stays patient in the rally and Lehecka slumps a backhand into the net.

Two break points: Lehecka goes searching for the inside-out forehand winner, but that’s too much. It’s wide and Norrie edges in front in this third set.

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 2-1 Jiri Lehecka*

07:14 , Jack Rathborn

Straight forward hold from Norrie, to move ahead once more in the third.

Conserving his energy nicely there, both men take a drink and swap ends.

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Australian Open 2023: *Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 1-1 Jiri Lehecka

07:12 , Jack Rathborn

Norrie capitalising on Lehecka’s second serve, a neat forehand winner down the line.

But the Czech’s serve is formidable there, moving to game point as Norries just skips across court, nothing he can do about those.

Then a forehand drifts wide from the Briton, 1-1 but a warning sign sent from Norrie as he threatened to break there.

Australian Open 2023: Swiatek to face Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina

07:09 , Jamie Braidwood

Iga Swiatek should face a tougher test in Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the last 16 after the big-serving Kazakh earlier upset last year’s losing finalist Danielle Collins.

“I’m super happy. It was a really difficult match. Danielle played really well,” Rybakina said.

“I started really well and Danielle raised her level in the second set. It was really close, just one break (from Collins, in the second set), so I knew I needed to start the third set really well.”

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Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-6 Jiri Lehecka - Lehecka wins second set!

07:03 , Jamie Braidwood

And that is very impressive indeed from the 21-year-old! He cruises to 40-15, bringing up two sets points, and Norrie nets on the sliced volley!

We’re all square.

Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 3-5 Jiri Lehecka

07:01 , Jamie Braidwood

Jiri Lehecka has made an impressive start to this second set and races into a 5-2 lead after building on the opening break, in just 22 minutes.

Norrie holds to love, but Lehecka will have the chance to serve it out, next.

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Australian Open 2023: Tsitsipas and Sinner set up fourth-round clash

06:54 , Jamie Braidwood

Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas dispatched Tallon Griekspoor 6-2 7-6(5) 6-3 to move into the fourth round. The Greek has yet to drop a set in Melbourne and will play Jannik Sinner in the next round.

Sinner had a far less comfortable time, however, and became the latest player to fight back from two sets down in a 4-6 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-0 victory over Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics.

Tsitsipas and Sinner have played five times before, including in the quarter-finals here last year, when the Greek won in straight sets.

Sinner, 21, said: “I’m looking forward always for these kind of matches, knowing that he is one of the best players in the world. But I’ve changed a little bit for sure my game. It’s going to be hopefully a good match. We’ll see how it goes this year.”

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Australian Open 2023: Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula progress

06:52 , Jamie Braidwood

American seventh seed Coco Gauff extended her 2023 win-streak to eight matches as the 18-year-old - who has not dropped a set this year - beat compatriot Bernarda Pera 6-3 6-2.

Jessica Pegula advanced after the American third seed comfortably beat Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk 6-0 6-2 in 65 minutes to set up a last-16 clash with former French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova.

“I was playing aggressive when I had to but also playing smart. I learned a lot from the last time I played her (Kostyuk) .... She’s super talented and a great athlete,” Pegula said.

Australian Open 2023: Swiatek cruises through

06:49 , Jamie Braidwood

World number one Iga Swiatek humbled Spanish qualifier Cristina Bucsa 6-0 6-1 as the top seed cruised into the fourth round in just 55 minutes.

Bucsa drew the biggest roar from the crowd at Margaret Court Arena when she finally got on the board in the 12th game before Swiatek served out the match.

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Australian Open 2023: Cameron Norrie 7-6 0-3 Jiri Lehecka

06:46 , Jamie Braidwood

Good morning and welcome to live coverage of the Australian Open as the third round gets underway in Melbourne. Cameron Norrie is in action and there is good news to wake up to, after the British No 1 rather grinds his way to the first-set tiebreak against the 21-year-old Jiri Lehecka.

However, the talented young Czech has broken to lead in the second set. We’ll bring you full updates and catch up with the latest scores and results around Melbourne Park.

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