Real life / the need to sleep in order to deal with real life has meant that I have a lot of matches to catch up on!
But meanwhile, I note some reasonably interesting developments : Day 4:
No surprises in Djokovic/Murray/Tsonga/Ferrer getting through. Poor Roddick - going out due to injury is a shame. Especially as he had previously played well here. With Isner also out, apparently this is the first time that an American hasn't made it to the 4th round in GS's in the Mens game ever since the days they played with bone raquets & stone balls!
Glad to see Nishikori / Raonic & Gasquet through.Day 5 :
Federer/Nadal/Del Potro/ Berdych/ through in straights. The one I MUST watch is Dolgopolov / Tomic.
A Federer/Tomic match could be entertaining - I hope it's a good contest. Very well done to Tomic for remaining focused & getting through. I really like Dolgopolov's game when it's on song - if only he could string together some consistency.
I see Lopez ousted Isner, in another long match for the latter.
Almagro through in straights against Wawrinka - another one who blows hot & cold. Pity - he has a beautiful game. Almagro did well to get through. As did Kohlshrieber.
Here is the schedule of play for day 6. http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/index.html
The Mens schedule looks straightforward to me - the Nishikori / Benneteau match could be interesting, as could Tipsarevic / Gasquet. I hope Nishikori & Gasquet prevail.