Australian Open day five wrap: Cameron Norrie falls on nightmare day for seeds

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British number one Cameron Norrie exited the Australian Open in the third round with defeat by young Czech Jiri Lehecka.

There was another big upset in the men’s draw, with two-time finalist Daniil Medvedev beaten by American Sebastian Korda.

Women’s top seed Iga Swiatek lost only a single game against Cristina Bucsa to set up a clash with Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina while Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff are also safely through.

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After missing the Australian Open with a leg injury, world number one Carlos Alcaraz has hit the practice court.

Fallen seeds

Women: Maria Sakkari (6), Madison Keys (10), Danielle Collins (13)
Men: Daniil Medvedev (7), Cameron Norrie (11), Frances Tiafoe (16), Denis Shapovalov (20), Francisco Cerundolo (28)

Australian Open day five results

Collated results from Day 5 of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at Melbourne Park on Friday:

Men’s singles

3rd round

Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN x31) bt Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 6-2

Karen Khachanov (RUS x18) bt Frances Tiafoe (USA x16) 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9)

Hubert Hurkacz (POL x10) bt Denis Shapovalov (CAN x20) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3

Sebastian Korda (USA x29) bt Daniil Medvedev (RUS x7) 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/0)

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x3) bt Tallon Griekspoor (NED) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Jannik Sinner (ITA x15) bt Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0

Jiri Lehecka (CZE) bt Cameron Norrie (GBR x11) 6-7 (8/10), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x6) bt Francisco Cerundolo (ARG x28) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Women’s singles

3rd round

Iga Swiatek (POL x1) bt Cristina Bucsa (ESP) 6-0, 6-1

Elena Rybakina (KAZ x22) bt Danielle Collins (USA x13) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x17) bt Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 6-3, 6-0

Coco Gauff (USA x7) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 6-3, 6-2

Jessica Pegula (USA x3) bt Marta Kostyuk (UKR) 6-0, 6-2

Barbora Krejcíkova (CZE x20) bt Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 6-2, 6-3

Victoria Azarenka (BLR x24) bt Madison Keys (USA x10) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1

Zhu Lin (CHN) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE x6) 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 6-4

Who’s up next?

Andy Murray returns to Margaret Court Arena to take on Roberto Bautista Agut in the night session on Saturday.

The Scot will hope to have pulled up in reasonable shape from his late-night epic against Thanasi Kokkinakis, while Dan Evans is on the same court earlier against fifth seed Andrey Rublev.

Novak Djokovic faces a serious test of his dodgy left hamstring against Grigor Dimitrov, and Caroline Garcia and Aryna Sabalenka are the leading women in action.

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