>- Moments ago Roger Rasheed stated in channel 7 commentary that Toni Nadal was providing verbal prompts to Rafael Nadal from the sidelines despite the fact that tournament officials sitting right near him. There seems to be a lot of accusations of coaching from the sidelines throughout this Australian Open.
- Feli Lopez gave Andy Roddick a fight, eventually going down in 4 sets 7-6, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6.
- Juan Martin del Potro continued to do it the hard way winning 6-3, 0-6, 6-4, 7-5 against Florian Mayer of Germany. In his post match presser del Potro thanked tennis great Pat Rafter for a comment that del Potro could be the next dominant force in men’s tennis but said he had enough pressure on him already.
- Justine Henin made a comeback agains Alisa Kleybanova, winning 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in 3 sets. After the match Henin said she was struggling physically.
“And my body suffered a lot. It’s not used to it anymore. I didn’t have 48 hours. It’s been quite short to recover. Not enough slept. I slept terribly. I was in bed at 2 when I beat Dementieva. I slept five hours. Not that much last night.
When I woke up this morning, I felt it’s going to be tough today because I’m tired. I’m happy. I’m sure I’ll have time enough to recover and feel much better in two days than today.
I was ready for a tough match. I was ready mentally, emotionally and physically it would be difficult. I have a bit of inflammation in my leg. I hope it’s not going to get worse in the next 48 hours. I think it’s generally I need to recover from that. I’m pretty positive these two days I have are going to help me now.”