Snapshot from day three at the Open | Ralph Lauren

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PLAYER OF THE DAY: Hsieh Su-Wei – Taiwan’s tennis superstar sent 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu packing with a 6-3 6-2 drubbing to continue her affinity with Melbourne Park, having twice reached the second week before.

STAT OF THE DAY: With 2014 Open winner Stan Wawrinka blowing three match points in a 7-5 6-1 4-6 2-6 7-6 (11-9) loss to Marton Fucsovics and fellow Swiss Roger Federer not in Melbourne, world No.1 Novak Djokovic is the only champion from the past decade left in the men’s draw.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “He’s probably the worst commentator I’ve ever seen.” – Bernard Tomic took offence to former Australian Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald claiming the Open had probably seen the last of the mercurial Australian following his straight-sets second-round loss to Canadian 11th seed Denis Shapovalov.

TOURNAMENT SUMMARY: World No.1 Novak Djokovic and the Serb’s 2020 vanquished final opponent Dominic Thiem are through to the last 32 but seven-times grand slam champion Venus Williams and 2019 finalist Petra Kvitova joined Andreescu in crashing out of the women’s event.

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