The heat Down Under is getting hotter still as the opening week almost comes to an end. A look at the eliminations and the winners from Saturday. (AFP and AP images)
He returned to warn his rivals later that he is fresh, fit and fighting. 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday was proof.
Maria Sharapova also could boast of being in form. The Russian was tested a bit for the first time but managed to come out with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Germany's Angelique Kerber.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against Frederico Gil of Portugal. He won 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.
Michael Llodra of France may have had strokes of creativity working for him against Andy Murray. It however takes more than that as he lost out 6-4, 6-2, 6-0.
Lleyton Hewitt was supported by his home crowd and every point won, won him loud cheers. It was a stiff fight against Milos Raonic but despite losing the opening set, Hewitt managed to win the next three to advance. He now faces Djokovic.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic won her match against Russia's Maria Kirilenko. She hardly gave anything away as she sealed the match 6-0, 6-1.
Indians were a happy bunch at the Rod Laver Arena too. Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi won their match while even Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina overcame a fighting Eva Birnerova and Alberta Brianti 7-5 7-5.