Four-time champion Roger Federer and top-seeded Rafael Nadal rolled into the fourth round of the Australian Open with straight-set victories as the heat broke at the season’s first Grand Slam tennis tournament.
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams underlined their status as title favorites by cruising into the fourth round of tennis’s Australian Open with straight-set victories. Li Na and David Ferrer also advanced in Melbourne as yesterday’s temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) for the fourth consecutive day.
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer won at tennis’s Australian Open as intense heat again enveloped Melbourne. Defending champion Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova also reached round three, while Juan Martin Del Potro became the highest seed to exit.
Rafael Nadal lost three games in cruising into the third round at the U.S. Open tennis championship, while John Isner pulled out a four-set win to remain the last seeded American left in the men’s draw.