Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer once again showed why they are adored by fans across the globe.
Rafael Nadal had to work hard to beat Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4) in the Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios was among many sportspersons across the globe who paid tribute to Kobe Bryant after his death in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles.
Nick Kyrgios was keen to hose down any differences with Rafael Nadal and focus on the task ahead after battling through the longest match of his career.
Nick Kyrgios beat Russia's Karen Khachanov 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (6/8), 6-7 (7/9), 7-6 (10/8) in the third round of the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal was in virtuoso form to charge past the 27th seed 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 and make the round of 16 at Melbourne Park for a 13th time.
Rafael Nadal had accidentally hit a ballkid on her head during his straight sets victory over Argentina'sFederico Delbonis on Thursday.
Rafael Nadal beat Argentina's Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 in the second round of the Australia Open.
Rafael Nadal, one shy of Roger Federer's Grand Slam mark, dropped only five games as he swatted aside Bolivia's Hugo Dellien 6-2, 6-3, 6-0.
Roger Federer marched into the Australian Open second round with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 demolition of world number 75 Steve Johnson.
Wild bushfires raging across Australia have also hit tennis as players were suffering from smoke inhalation during the Australian Open qualifying event.
Toxic air pollution from unprecedented bushfires forced a halt to practice sessions Tuesday ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Novak Djokovic blasted Rafael Nadal off court 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) after Roberto Bautista Agut caned Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-5, 6-1 in the other singles.
Rafael Nadal defeated Australian Alex de Minaur to guide Spain through their semi-final while Serbia's Novak Djokovic battled past Russia's Daniil Medvedev.
World number one Rafael Nadal lost to Belgium's David Goffin in a rare defeat.
Novak Djokovic's Serbia will take on Canada, while Spain are pitted against Belgium in the quarter-finals of ATP Cup.
A Rafael Nadal triumph in Melbourne could set the stage for him to set a new landmark at Roland Garros, where he will start hot favourite to add to his 12 French Open titles.
Norway's Casper Ruud, a product of Rafael Nadal's tennis academy in Mallorca, has beaten top-20 players John Isner and Fabio Fognini.