Katherine Downes introduces highlights of the third round of the Australian Open. In 2016, Johanna Konta became the first British woman to make the fourth round for 29 years.
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Hello there and welcome to our coverage of the Australian Open, the
first Grand Slam of the year. Coming up on the programme for you today,
we'll be taking a look at how the British number one Johanna Konta
gets on in her third round match against the former world number one
Caroline Wozniacki. Konta reached the semifinals in Melbourne last
year, the first British woman to go that far up to Grand Slam in 33
years. Can she match those heroics this time around? Maybe even go one
better. What a story that would be. In this year's Australian Open, it's
already seen its fair share of drama. The biggest story of week
one, the early exit of six times champion Novak Djokovic. The number
two seed was beaten in the second round by Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin,
ranked 117 in the world, so no seventh title for the defending
champion. He played obviously above his level, but you have to give him
credit for that. Many things came together for him today and he's a
well-deserved winner. In the women's draw, the highest profile casualties
so far is Radwanska, the number three seed was beaten by Croatia's
Lucic-Baroni in round two. The number four seed fell, Simona Halep
lost to American Shelby Rogers. Britain's Heather Watson set up a
two ink encounter with Jennifer Brady but surrendered five match
points as she succumbed to the American 10-8 in the deciding set.
Fellow Briton Dan Evans' story has been altogether different. First he
beat former US Open champion and number seven seed Croatian Marin
Cilic in round two, then he followed that with a victory over home hero
Bernard Tomic to reach his first ever Grand Slam fourth-round match
against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Winning those matches is special,
especially against Bernado in his own country, the great atmosphere,
the crowd were against me and the pinnacle in sport, to come through
when they against you. It was great. Five times runner-up Andy Murray has
eased into round four and a meeting with a German. He had yet to drop a
set in the dangerous quest for a first title. Hopefully I'll keep
getting better. Those are the big stories already from down under and
you can watch Andy Murray are against Zverev and Dan Evans against
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga tomorrow afternoon from 5:50pm on BBC Two,
and listen to the commentary on Radio Five Live sports extra. Could
you on a con to join her compatriots in round four? She's had a pretty
straightforward run so far, straight sets win against Kirsten Flipkens of
Belgian, then the promising teenager Naomi Osaka of Japan, 6-4, 6-2 as
well. Let's see how Johanna Konta can get on against the former world
number one Caroline Wozniacki. I'll hand you over to our commentary
Wozniacki missing her first two first served. Serving at 71% on the
matchups so far. Six aces, six at double fault.
She said she wasn't really happy with how she finished the match,
said she lost some intensity down the stretch. I didn't think you and
I really felt that. Too. She just Repcik right over the
sign on the net. Konta is doing a good job, early in this match, of
opening up the court and on that occasion hitting it to the Wozniacki
backhand until she felt she had the want up the line for the winner.
Break point. A free point for Wozniacki.
Has saved eight, now nine, of 11 break chances in the week,
Wozniacki. She doesn't have the biggest serve
in the world, Wozniacki, but what she does do very well is to vary the
pace and direction of the Serbs forced upon that particular
occasion, just 150 kilometres an hour, not a huge serve but right on
the line. She's looked for it a couple of
times, very aggressive from Konta. Back to deuce. She's picking on the
Wozniacki forehand side and that's the side that Wozniacki have a
harder time creating pace off. She defends very well off that side and
Konta knows that she's going to get an opportunity, that could be the
wing where the opportunities going to come from.
A difficult opening hold for Wozniacki. Being the opener, went
for it. She does have those matchups, she's worked with Kim
Clijsters, he's got some of those matchups against Wozniacki so his
scalp might be a bit more complete than Peter Wozniacki, just because
of the fact they've been in some actions with Wozniacki over the
years. Yes, you find that with good coaches, that they really have a
tremendous way of imparting knowledge to whoever it is they are
working with and he's been on the women's to for a long time now.
Understands how it works, which is very different to the way men's
tennis works. Quarterfinals or better at nine of
the event that she played in 2016, Johanna Konta. The first title she
won Win Stanford, where she beat Venus Williams, one of the lead up
tournament modes to the US Open. And she does as well a great job of
varying her serve as well, really good about placing it well, mixing
up her serve quite a bit. Is a little bit more on it than
Wozniacki, so she has it in her Arsenal also, but yes, good variety.
This is Konta's fourth Australian Open. On two previous occasions she
didn't qualify. In the first time was last year, where she got to the
semis. So really only her second main draw Australian Open. Not bad,
to have a 7-1 record going into this one. Losing to Angelique Kerber last
year, who took the title. Just seeing early in the match risk
and reward between these two. Konta is going to go for a lot more here.
Yes, shot selection is going to be important for Konta today. Obviously
there's no point going for big shots unnecessarily, but when the moment
presents itself, she will go for it. She looks sharp, early. That's how
you can tell a player's confidence level, whether they are having the
ability to hit the ball at the line early in the match. Caroline
Wozniacki didn't get anywhere near that ball, that's how well struck it
was. We are on serve early, 2-1. In -- in
the Margaret Court Arena. UMPIRE: Ladies and gentlemen, please
take any seat for now. UMPIRE: Out. Zero hi 15. -- zero -
15. It was an overrule from the chair. It wasn't challenged at all
by Konta. What we are going to have as the day
progresses if shadows on the court and the lines people at this point
are in the shade and having to look through the sun. It can be tricky at
times. Forget about the lines people, what about the players,
having to look through the sun and into the shade. That becomes tricky
as well. We'll get to that! It's tricky. That's well done. It
wasn't a bad drop shot but she was onto it. Normally a player would
either put it at the line, or do another drop shot, but she sees how
close Konta is an up and over. It's such a tricky shot honoured dead
sprint. Good shot selection. Trying to do a little bit more with
that forehand, Caroline Wozniacki, because she knows if she doesn't put
a little bit extra on it, then Konta is going to give the next one a
pretty good whack. That unforced error a direct result of the
pressure that Jo Konta is putting on her. It's been pretty clean so far,
47 winners, 27 unforced errors coming into this match, Wozniacki.
Konta doesn't have the best hands, but she's very opportunistic and
takes her chances at the net. How much court Caroline Wozniacki is
having to cover here. Konta using the court exceptionally well.
Nice pressure from Wozniacki, the back -- backhand the line, to apply
that pressure, to deuce. Wozniacki is tied for second, heading into
today's action, making 88% of her returns so far in the week. Such a
huge part of Wozniacki's game, making such a high number of
returns. Just as I say that, a free point for
Konta. That was a good serve, wasn't it? 159 out to the corner and
another game point. That was good depths from Wozniacki.
2-2. Once again, finding the angle there, Jo Konta, which is the thing
that is keeping Wozniacki off balance. It's one side, then the
other side, hit the ball to the open court, then look to move forward.
The plan is very clear from Konta today.
At this point now, two games, two service games apiece, you think
they've probably felt each other out a bit now, we might see the game
open up just a little bit. Five backhand winners already. And
the ones that haven't been winners, from Konta, are really make life
difficult for Wozniacki. Generates good pace off that side, good racket
head speed, good preparation. That's just too good. Wozniacki is
going to be trying to track things down a bit today as Konta gets to
15-30. Even this one here you think you have to start from the beginning
again, but look how much angle she gets on that one. She was a long way
behind the baseline. She didn't hit it deep, but she hit it wide, right
near that sideline. Well done. Which is forcing
Wozniacki to play shots. Beautiful backhand. That's possibly the best
tool in her arsenal, that backhand up the line.
I can sense right now Wozniacki are feeling an urgency to get that
depths and change the pace a little bit, to keep Konta back and behind
the baseline. It went wide. Its 3-2, on serve, in
the first. That's our location, the beautiful
city of Melbourne, the MCG in the background, we are in the
foreground, the Margaret Court Arena, the reddish coloured roof
behind Rob Leiva arena. Behind that the Hisense Arena. Ten or 12 minute
walk the city. UMPIRE: Take your seats quickly,
thank you. You mentioned Konta was born in
Sydney. She's been a British citizens since 2012. Sick she said
she didn't feel any special emotions after winning their last week except
she got to meet her niece. That's nice. A nice moment for her.
It's the first of the day, the first of what you'd expect to be many. She
was fourth on tour last year in ace count. 11 now in the week.
That's interesting. Wozniacki has challenged this but I think the ball
was in. If you asked people who had the fourth best serve on tour, you
may not necessarily say Jo Konta. We see two aces in a row, it just goes
to show you it's not all about the power will stop its about variety
and placement also. That's tough. The you don't have to
take that one in the air. Wozniacki is a long way behind the baseline.
She has to guess either way anyway, why not look to bounce, take your
time and hit it? It was a tough overhead. The ball was a long way up
there. Hit a long way up the grip as well.
Good defensive work from Wozniacki, charging that forehand up the line.
Well handled by Wozniacki come from 40-0 and an overhead, to 40-30.
Her third ace. She gets it to 3-3. I went back and checked in terms of
serve speed, she was about 30-35 in the tournament in terms of fastest
serve, so it goes to your point, it's not about the pace, it's about
the placement very often for Konta. And the variety and having all the
serves in your arsenal, and being able to execute them when needed.
Obviously you've got certain serves that are more favourite than others,
but you have to be able to hit down the middle, at the body, and wide,
on both sides. The forehand coming up once again
short. She's got good depth and pace going
into the body with these returns. Two straight backhands. About the
exact same. Both missing about a foot-and-a-half wide. Low forehands
from Wozniacki. Changing the depth on it, so Konta is having to move
forward into that. The shot before the one she hit the
winner of was down the middle, to Wozniacki's whose forehand is with a
little less pace. So Wozniacki, she struggles when she has to make pace
on the forehand side. The second chance of the day for the
Brit. It's always good for Wozniacki when
she's able to get Konta to move from side to side to get it to deuce.
Once again the off-pace shot to the Wozniacki forehand side, most girls
on the tour would cream that forehand, mid-court. It is probably
one of the reasons that Wozniacki has not won a major. She has a hard
time hitting winners off that forehand side.
Wozniacki, left guessing. Another great chance for Konta.
Once again it's that, it's almost like there's a target on Wozniacki's
right hip when Konta is able to go after those returns.
There it was again, Liz. Developed it this time into a break.
Konta takes the lead. The shadows are starting to creep on
to the court. They probably will be on the court within the next 10 or
15 minutes by the end of this set. Then we'll start to have fun with
that. If year looking at huge serves
coming from shade to sun or sun to shade, it's a little bit different.
These girls neither have huge serves but it is an adjustment that needs
to be made. It's a triple knot she goes with
there! You want to be sure it doesn't come undone! Konta serving
with new balls. It certainly is a unique service
motion, isn't it? The deliberate ball toss.
The preparation before is the most unique part about the serve. The
ball bouncing. She spins the ball, you see there before she bounces it
each time. Good position. Wozniacki had so many
options. Once again, because the ball hit the net it slowed down
dramatically, and that's the ball. That is exactly the ball that
Wozniacki has trouble generating pace on. That's why she went for the
lob. Picking on that wide forehand,
Wozniacki, wasn't she? The third point was the same, out wide to the
forehand side. The serve percentage has dropped
somewhat for Konta. It has not bothered her but
something to be aware of for her first double.
But when she gets a serve in, she is winning over 80% of those points.
Yikes! Konta. . The serve went to the forehand,
the next ball went to the forehand. And then it gets in your head.
These girls haven't played each other before but they know their
strengths and weaknesses. A tough ball. Didn't really adjust
too well. No. It just went up. Probably a
little bit of wind. And maybe some adjustments with the feet, maybe
tried to do too much with it. I feel like we are broken records up
here. . She
Don't expect Caroline Wozniacki to go anywhere. She will mentally stay
with this much the whole way. There's no giving up in her
vocabulary. That's another option, any time she
gets the short ball and move forward. Wozniacki certainly has the
hands to do it. Oh, she was lucky to get away with
that, wasn't she, Jo Konta? She almost got caught. Her first
instinct was to hit it in the air, then she thought maybe I'm not going
to get there, then she did, but it was awkward. She almost didn't make
contact with it. Great racket work to actually get that ball across
court. And a set point. Four straight games for Johanna
Konta, to close out the first set 6-3, and she will serve to start the
second. You can just see how clearly Jo Konta has come out with a game
plan and absolutely stuck to it. She had to go for that ball up the
line, didn't she? Being pulled so far wide, Wozniacki. Just reacting
right now. The ball doesn't have the depth from her racket, so Konta is
able to just dictate play. Frustration, evidence here for
Wozniacki. Well, she's being made to play a way
she doesn't want to play. She was very -- it was very smart on her
Ont's behalf. -- opponent's behalf.
Five games on the trot now for Konta.
It's a tough spot here for Caroline Wozniacki.
It's been broken twice in a row here. The forehand is getting picked
apart. You don't hear her talking to
herself too often but she was after that last couple of points.
It's frustrating for her. Now we've talked about it, she's been number
one in the world. She's been to two Grand Slam finals in the US Open in
2009 and again in 2014, losing on that occasion to Serena. This is the
problem when playing against the girls that really can do damage, and
she has a hard time on that one wing.
She was four and three here last year in the top ten, and 59 in her
career. She serves here 0-1. I haven't seen that too often. The
short ball from Konta, and Wozniacki being able to take advantage of it
on the backhand side and move forward. She has three of three in
her net points. That number's probably going to have to be higher
here. To that to happen, Konta has to hit
the ball short. And there's no signs of that yet.
It's her first double fault of the day.
Seventh of the tournament, and more trouble for Wozniacki on her serve.
And that is a huge statistic, isn't it?
And great chances once again for the Brit! And once again, great depth on
the receive from Konta on the return.
That double fault at 40-0, her second of the day. A bit of a bigger
second, 158. Seven straight games, going for her
eighth straight win. Konta, 3-0, in the second.
UMPIRE: Time. Caroline just pointing to her head,
as if to say, maybe I'm not thinking, maybe I need to think a
little better, just having a little conversation with her father, who is
down that end of the court. I'd say it's more of a monologue. At least,
it's supposed to be. 0- three. Just spinning that second serves
right into the middle of the court, not wanting to take a chance there
and punished once again. It's a helpless free feeling, out on
court, sometimes. When you are being outplayed like this, it is.
Second return winner of the set, for Konta.
1-2 from Wozniacki, a little bit more on that serve, well-placed.
Break chances again. Three of five on the day Tom is Konta. -- three,
of five on the day, is Konta. Unreal. Eight straight games. Four
straight breaks. All for Konta. It doesn't look like that dip is going
to come. For Caroline Wozniacki, to be able to force her way back into
this match. Jo Konta, first serve points won, 82% of the deuce court
and 86 on the second court. Phenomenal numbers.
I don't think we need a dip... This is one of the few points that Konta
hasn't won when she's been in a position where she can hit that
swinging volley. Good anticipation from Caroline Wozniacki.
Once again, the swinging volley. Really doing a good job there,
opening up the court to expose that forehand side.
For fourth today, first of the set. -- the fourth, of today, the first
of the set. It's not often you speechless, but I
feel you are speechless today. I'm enjoying the show that your current
-- Johanna Konta is putting on. There have been very few times when
she has been out of position in this whole match.
A challenge here from Wozniacki. Was there a call? There was a call. I
didn't hear the call initially, but I did see the lines person sticking
out his arm. No challenge here, second serve coming.
Oh, she missed it. It's about the first one she is missed. Had created
the opening there, Konta, by once again hitting right to leave
Wozniacki forehand. All Caroline could do was throw it up. You
mentioned it earlier, maybe let it bounce. It's always that stress you
feel with Wozniacki, that foot speed.
UMPIRE: Quiet during the rally, thank you. That was a high swinging
volley, as compared to a high lob that just comes straight down at
you. There is the ace. UMPIRE: Wozniacki is challenging the
call on the right service line. The ball was called in. May be a hopeful
challenge. Just an incredible and dominant
performance from Jo Konta. 6-3, 5-0. UMPIRE: Wozniacki has two challenges
remaining. We talked about Konta coming into the Australian Open and
winning in Sydney, beating Radwanska. She outplayed everyone,
just like this. UMPIRE: Take your seats quickly
please, thank you. Time. UMPIRE: Thank you, ladies and
gentlemen. Oh, my. Love - 15, not good enough,
that serve, not when you are serving against someone like Jo Konta, with
returning. It's flat, straight up the line. Played perfectly.
Johanna Konta is a train today. Your bobbin we will hear what she has to
say when it finishes. Sometimes you are so focused you are not away
while playing an almost perfect match. It's like when Istomin said
the other day, he felt sorry for Djokovic because of how well he was
playing. I think Konta might say the same thing today.
This is not a first round match against someone racked 150 in the
world. Jo Konta is playing against a former number one player in the
world. This is a quality opponent that she is being made to look very
mediocre. Three in six against players that have been ranked at
number one in their career, coming into this match, Konta.
Clearly looking like she will make it four in six.
APPLAUSE It's been a long time since Caroline
Wozniacki has got game point, but she has won here. -- she has a game
point here. She hasn't had one in this set.
The last time she had a game point was when she converted her service
A lifetime ago. A good hold that, from Wozniacki, I have to say. But
it's Konta, serving, for a spot in the 16.
That's good, on the line from Konta, even under pressure. Being able to
produce the goods there. Wozniacki was on the charge. Not panicking,
Konta. Why panic, with a 5-1 lead? No, absolutely.
It's a risk you. -- miscue. You can count on one hand the amount of
shots we've seen like that from Jo Konta today. The unforced errors
have been from a show of aggression, not so much with that one.
A glimpse. Again, without a great chance on the day.
A challenge from Konta. This might be your dip.
UMPIRE: The ball was called out. I was having a close look at this ball
as well. What the review says. Is it good? Yes, it is. Wow.
When things aren't going your way, they just don't go your way, do
Dejected shoulders from Wozniacki. She knows that might be her one
glimpse. That was a huge point, 15-30. I think these opportunities
are going to be few and far between. Just inches, maybe trying to finish
this match off fraction quickly, taking her time and doing the right
thing and going back for the towel. That was her third double of the
day. A mis-hit forehand from Wozniacki,
throws up her hands in disgust. Another match point for Konta. This
is a situation we talked about it earlier, where Konta is serving from
shadow to light here. It's tough for Wozniacki, looking up at the roof,
before this point. It's wide. An absolute masterclass
from Johanna Konta. 6-3, 6-1, over Caroline Wozniacki, moving back into
the round of 16 here at the Australian Open. We see Jo Konta
acknowledged the crowd. That certainly wasn't a scoreline that I
was predicting before this match. Full credit to that lady on the
screen. What a wonderful performance.
STUDIO: Konta looking very impressive, but
next is the Russian Ekaterina Makarova, after she came through in
three sets against Dominica Cibulkova, a finalist in Melbourne
three years ago but she's heading home early this time round. Makarova
lines up against Konta. Let's look at the rest of the draw. Pliskova
came through 10-8 in a deciding set. Gavrilova Rizal at Aussie standing
in the singles. Brady beat Heather Watson from
Britain. She hadn't won an Australian Open match since 1998,
now she has one Vekic in a row. Barbora Strycova squares up to six
times champion Serena Williams, who is on for the open era record, 23rd
Grand Slam title. If she comes through that one, Serena is on
course for a quarterfinal matchup with Johanna Konta, but Konta isn't
looking that far ahead, she says. Here she is talking to Russell
looking that far ahead, she says. Here she is talking to Russell
Fuller. I thought that was your best
performance of the week by some margin. How pleased with you, the
way you played? I'm very happy with the level I was mainly able to
maintain. Throughout that much. From the get go, I knew that she was not
going to give it to make. Caroline is the kind of player who will make
her opponents earn any point they win against her. I knew that, and I
felt I committed to the way I wanted to play and I had trust in that,
even if it sometimes wasn't going to work, that it was going to bring the
opportunities and I'm happy it did today. You were very aggressive from
the very first ball. Do you think you hit the ball significantly
harder than you did say this time last year? I don't know. I think
you'll need to refer to stats for that one. But I think my intention
was clear today. Because of that, I was able to just be very clinical
and clear on how I wanted to play, therefore I didn't get too lost in
between thoughts, or in between decision-making. I think things got
simplified for me today and I just enjoyed trying to execute the plan
and really enjoyed being out there. It was a really nice atmosphere on
court today. There was a lot of people, a lot of support, so I
enjoyed the whole thing. Is there an extra buzz when you are playing
someone like Caroline Wozniacki? Because of what she has achieved in
her career, and also because she's very popular, wherever she goes in
tennis? Yes, she's been at the top of the game for as long as I can
remember. I cannot remember a time when she wasn't. I was really
looking forward to playing her. I've never played her before. She's a
former world number one. I don't know how money titles as she's won
and finals, so was looking forward to the challenge and I was happy I
was able to execute the things I wanted to do out there today. It's
funny how the draw has worked out. You will now play Makarova in the
fourth round, just as you did here last year. What are your memories of
that match, which went on and on and on? Yes, every time we'd played
before that and after that it's been close matches, so I expect nothing
different tomorrow. She's playing a great level. She had a great win
today. I'm looking forward to the challenge. Whatever difficulties
will come, I'm looking forward to facing them. Who knows, we might be
on the same court. Yes, one match at a time, they always say and we'll
have highlights of that last 16 tie against Katarina Makarova on BBC Two
for you from 4045 B. The men's draw lost one of its biggest stars in the
first week, Djokovic packing bags. It's a welcome return for two of the
game's giants, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer are both back from injury.
Nadal is due to the last 16 after a gritty fightback to beat rising star
Alexander Zverev in just over four hours. Nadal held his nerve to the
off the German teenager 6-2 win the final set. After he claimed the
scalp of Djokovic, Denis Istomin is still on the march, this time the
wildcard from Uzbekistan beat the 30th seed Pablo Carreno buster 6-2
in the deciding set. Also through to the fourth round is Gael Monfils,
the flamboyant Frenchman beat Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight
sets to set up a mouthwatering matchup with Rafael Nadal. Wimbledon
finalist Milos Raonic beat Gilles Simon in four sets. He meets Roberto
ask busted a gut, ate the Dominic Thiem plays David Goffin. Dem
semester minis -- Denis Istomin has had a long wait to see who he faces
next. Dimitrov and Gasquet stepped on court just after midnight.
Dimitrov came through that late-night battle. The last 16 in
the top half of the draw was decided yesterday, with world number one
Andy Murray up against the older Zverev brother, and they are at the
bottom is Dan Evans, who admitted his commitment to tennis in the past
has been patchy, to say the least, but his wins against Marin Cilic and
Bernard Tomic in Melbourne have been outstanding. Winning those matches
is special, especially against Bernado his own country, a great
atmosphere. The crowd were against me and that is the sort of pinnacle
in sport, to come through when they are against you. It was great, it
was a great day, evening, whatever it was. I really enjoyed it. I'm
looking forward to going again on Sunday. You paid a very emotional
coat -- tribute to your former coach, Julien Hoferlin, who died
last year. Would you like to tell everybody what he meant to you, and
how he has inspired this stage of your career? Yes, obviously
everybody in tennis knows what happens to Julien. He died with
cancer. Obviously that part of my life, when he coached me, I wasn't
giving 100% at all times and there was off court stuff I was doing
which he wasn't happy with. It's nights like tonight, obviously sport
is about, there's all those people who you want fairer and obviously I
wish you could have seen what happened tonight. It -- he would
have been pretty proud of my effort. He always said I could do it. So
obviously, he always said I should be playing top 40 tennis and in the
Grand Slams in the second weeks and stuff, so tonight was obviously for
him. He would have been very excited about the thought of you playing
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as well. I've watched him many times in semis and
quarterfinals and finals here. He knows his way around the tennis
court. So it's going to be tough. I'm going to have to run a lot
again. I'm looking forward to it. Everything from now is enjoy it, try
to get a win. STUDIO:
So Dan Evans has another big name in his sights and that match against
Jo-Wilfried So Dan Evans has another big name in
his sights and that match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be one of
our featured matches tomorrow, along with Andy Murray against Zverev.
That is tomorrow. Today has belonged to Johanna Konta and Russell Fuller
caught up with the Davis Cup captain John Smith for his thoughts on the
British number one. She's been impressive all week and
all year, but there was something particularly eye-catching about the
way she played today? She has grown into a player that is just really
looking to dominate and every time she goes out, and the thing that was
so impressive against Wozniacki, a form another one player in the
world, is that she can match her for consistency, but then she trumps her
for power, athleticism and confidence, and she just looks like
she is someone on a mission. She is going from strength to strength. Two
more matches involving British players on Sunday, Andy Murray,
playing Zverev, unseeded, 29 years of age, seemingly dealing very well
with the noises off stage, the chatter about Novak Djokovic's
elimination. Look what happened last year at Wimbledon. He had to go
through it when Djokovic lost to Sam Querrey early on. Andy Murray is so
experienced in these situations that he will just keep that focus of
match by match. He talks about it. People might get bored of it but
that's what happens, you go by, you get tactically ready for the match
against Zverev and that's the key. Then Dan Evans, who probably
deserves top billing ahead of Andy Murray, against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
When he beat Bernard Tomic I thought he was full of belief. The important
thing playing against Tsonga, it's a step up on Tomic, but this year he's
dominated and he went on to beach -- he went on to beat Marin Cilic, he
has the game to trouble the top ten players and that will give him
confidence. He has a game that Tsonga won't be up against that
often. He's going to have to execute it very well, because Tsonga is a
great player, plays well in Melbourne and he has a good game
when he scores. But it is possible and I'm sure that Dan Evans will
create opportunities in that match. What a tour de force it has been
from Bryn's stars in Melbourne. Another dominant win from Johanna
Konta means she'll be back in action on Monday. We'll bring you
highlights of the last 16 tie against Makarova, but before that,
the boys are back. Andy Murray taking on Zverev, and we'll get to
see whether Dan Evans can continue his remarkable run of form against
the 12th seed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Another David versus Goliath matchup
for him, but it turns out that's just how he likes it. Thanks very
much for watching. See you tomorrow.
Katherine Downes introduces highlights of the third round of the Australian Open. At this stage last year, Andy Murray recovered from a second-set slump to see off Portugal's Joao Sousa, while compatriot Johanna Konta became the first British woman to make the fourth round for 29 years.