Malisse edges closer to main draw
In his last three Australian Open appearances, the popular Belgian (more popular than Djokovic)
has played 18 sets in just four matches for one win.
Malisse's second-round qualifying match against Swiss Michael Lammer on Friday showcased the 28-year-old at his best, as he breezed through 6-2 6-2 with his trademark shot-making on full display.
After two frustrating years of (wrist) injuries, Malisse’s ranking has dropped to 201 – forcing him to qualify for an event he would once have been among the favourites to win.