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  1. Wildcard Denis Istomin beats six-time champion Novak Djokovic
  2. World 117 from Uzbekistan wins 7-6 5-7 2-6 7-6 6-4
  3. Istomin wins second-round match after four hours 48 minutes
  4. Heather Watson loses 2-6 7-6 10-8 to qualifier Jennifer Brady
  5. Johanna Konta beats Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-2 to reach third round
  6. Kyle Edmund loses 6-2 6-4 6-2 to Pablo Carreno Busta

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By Alex Bysouth and Mike Henson

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If you want to read all about Novak Djokovic's exit and that surprise win for Denis Istomin, you can do here.

Want to recap on the rest of today's stories too? Well check these out:

And you can continue to follow all the action as it unfolds in Melbourne right here:

Until next time...

Wow Istomin! Didn't see this coming, until the match point was thinking Novak was gonna come thru. Congrats to Denis, tough to see Djoko out

Busta up next for Istomin

What next for Denis Istomin? Well he'll face Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round, with the Spaniard having knocked out Britain's Kyle Edmund earlier. 

Massive surprise in Melbourne. #Djokovic loses in 5 to Istomin. 6 time Champion out, looked flat, subdued, without confidence.

Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 4-6 Istomin

Let's just take a moment to appreciate that Denis Istomin win.

Ranked 117 in the world and a wildcard entry for the Australian Open, no one expected the 30-year-old to step out onto the Rod Laver Arena and shock six-time winner Novak Djokovic.

It was a mammoth, energy-sapping effort in five sets and nearly five hours of tennis, too. In fact, Istomin felt the need to apologise to Djokovic for being on such form today.

Having lost back-to-back sets after winning the opener, the Uzbek could have been forgiven for thinking the momentum was with the world number two and defending champion, but he turned it around to take what he called the "biggest win" of his career.

Slightly stunned following a stunning performance from Denis Istomin to beat 6 time champion @DjokerNole 4hrs 48mins, where is Djokovic at?

Murray's year?

Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 4-6 Istomin

So what does that result mean for Andy Murray?

Well, six-time winner Novak Djokovic was surely considered world number one Murray's biggest threat to winning a first Australian Open title.

The Scot's lost five finals in the past seven years - four of which were to Djokovic - in Melbourne, but with the defending champion out, it might just be Murray's time...

Istomin and Djokovic

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From losing to the world number 211 to beating the world number two...

'It means so much to me'

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World number 117 Denis Istomin on his win against Novak Djokovic: "I was playing so good today. I surprised myself as well today. I want to thank my team, mum, you do a good job.

"So much emotion on my mind, I cannot hold it. But I want to say thank you for coming to support me. From the third set I had cramp in my leg, I don't know how I held it. 

"It is the biggest win (of my career) for me and means so much, now I feel I can play with these guys and be with them on the same level."


Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 4-6 Istomin

That's fantastic from Denis Istomin, surely the win of his career.

As for Novak Djokovic, he departs the Rod Laver Arena to huge cheers from the Melbourne crowd, but the world number two is out in four hours and 48 minutes.

Game, set and match - Istomin beats Djokovic

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Another big, big serve from the wildcard world number 117 and he's beaten the six-time Australian Open champion!


*Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 4-5 Istomin

Istomin watched that forehand Djokovic approach, leaned forward and fired in one of his trademark backhands, but this time it's wide.

His next serve is huge though - and that's two match points...

*Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 4-5 Istomin

So, four hours and 47 minutes into this second round match it's Denis Istomin who has the chance to serve for what would be the upset of the tournament.

The wildcard uses that backhand to great effect again as Djokovic can only reply with a weak forehand into the net, and the Serb finds the net again as the world number 117 moves to 30-0.

Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 4-5 Istomin*

Denis Istomin sends a backhand long after taking the opening point and has a little chuckle to himself, another long backhand follows and this time he's visibly frustrated.

Novak Djokovic makes its 40-15 and then takes the game to leave Istomin having to serve out for the match.

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*Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 3-5 Istomin

Novak Djokovic is staring at the baseline in front of him in disbelief, Denis Istomin is catching it almost every time and giving the Serb little room to find a winner.

He goes 30-0 on serve before challenging a huge, huge serve that he felt caught the corner of the service box - and he's got this one right as well! 

And how about an ace to finish off? Istomin thinks he's got it, but that's a let...he was already walking. 

Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 3-4 Istomin*

Well now it's Novak Djokovic cruising through a service game, and he'll be very thankful for a brief respite.

We've passed the four-and-a-half hour mark here. Djokovic makes it 40-0, before a ninth double fault cranks up the pressure a little.

His next serve is straight and powerful though, and Istomin can't muster a meaningful return on his inside.


Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 2-4 Istomin*

And that's the game for Istomin. He polishes off this one with a couple of big serves that Djokovic has no answer to.

Fascinating stuff.


*Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 2-3 Istomin

Has that break rattled Djokovic? He's not won six Australian Open titles without having to dig deep a few times, but the Serb has only lost to a player ranked outside the top 100 once in the past seven years - that was to Juan Martin del Potro at last year's Olympics.

And with that, Istomin wins a challenge on his serve that was called out. Things are looking good for the 30-year-old Uzbek at the minute.

Istomin breaks

*Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 2-3 Istomin

So Istomin comes up with another backhand that Djokovic is unable to return and that gives the world number 117 two break points.

Djokovic saves the first, but Istomin has him on the run for the second and then that formidable backhand comes into play once again with a winner down the line this time.

And a roar of approval to boot.

What a shot!

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What a winner from Istomin! He was scrambling across court to his backhand side after a well-placed Djokovic approach and fires one just inside the opposite tramline, before shooting the Serb a telling glare.

The world number two then pulls it back to 15-30.

*Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 2-2 Istomin

Was that a little fist pump from Djokovic? I think so, just a little one though - he'll want to expend as little energy as possible after four hours and 27 minutes of this second-round clash.

But that winner - and mini fist pump - comes in vain. Istomin holds serve again with a smash to finish.

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Istomin checks his glasses are in place, adjusts his sweat-soaked shirt and then pushes Djokovic around before darting to the net.

But the Uzbek is a little lethargic in trying to pick that one up over the net, his half volley drops short and Djokovic takes the point.

That doesn't put Istomin off though, next rally and he's up to the net quickly again to take it on the full this time and place one across court to make it 15-15.

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Djokovic has Istomin on the run now, just a blur of lime green darting across court thanks to the world number 117's brightly coloured sunglasses and head band.

He can't make any indent on the Djokovic service game though, and the Serb wraps that one with little fuss. 

Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 1-1 Istomin

Djokovic pulls it back to deuce. The times he's managed to contain Istomin's first serve the world number two has been able to control the point.

But Istomin hammers one down that Djokovic can only prod an outstretched racquet at and then takes the game. All square again.

Djokovic 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-7 1-0 Istomin

Mind you, Denis Istomin isn't short of a big serve either. He has Djokovic scrambling and still looks strong at the start of this fifth set.

A well-placed passing backhand gains the Serb a point, and after engaging Istomin in a rally he takes another as the world number 117 finds the top of the net.

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So Novak Djokovic hasn't lost before the Australian Open fourth round since 2006...

He's stormed through his first service game in the final set, clinical from the world number two.

Will that ease the Serb's nerves a little?

Problems for Novak?

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Well, it's not going smoothly for defending champion Novak Djokovic.

The six-time Australian Open winner has been taken to a fifth set by world number 117 Denis Istomin.

Djokovic lost the first set 7-6 (10-8), before taking the next two 7-5 6-2. But the Uzbekistan's Istomin has just won a tie-break in the fourth and that's where we'll pick this up...

Bye for now

Novak Djokovic
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With Novak Djokovic a set down against Denis Istomin, we are going to leave this live text right here.

You can keep up to date with the live scores page though as the world number two tries to dig himself out of that medium-sized hole.


Game, set and match

Watson 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 8-10 *Brady

An unshakable will to win from Brady.

The American finally sees her way through, converting at the third time of asking from 40-0 up.

Watson will have a painful debrief to go through with her team.

Brady breaks

Watson 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 8-9 *Brady

Five match points have come and gone for Heather Watson and now, after double-faulting at 0-40 down, the Briton has to break back to avoid defeat.

Brady saves two break points

*Watson 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 8-8 Brady

Watson is turned away from the inn once again as Jennifer Brady finds whopping first serves twice from 15-40 down.

Over on the centre stage

Novak Djokovic has lost the first set against Denis Istomin over on Rod Laver Arena, going down 10-8 in the tie-break in one hour and 25 minutes.

Translate that to five sets and you would have a seven-hour epic.

Watson 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 8-7 *Brady

Heather Watson holds up her end.

The two are like prizefighters slinging everything into the final round.

Can someone finally land the knockout blow?

*Watson 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 7-7 Brady

A 12th ace of the contest from Jennifer Brady makes light of that pressure.

Over to you Heather.

We are just shy of two and half hours,

Watson 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 *Brady

Heather Watson served first in this decider and so has the scoreboard tag-teaming alongside her against Jennifer Brady.

Brady will serve to stay in the tournament once more.

Brady saves a third match point, holds

*Watson 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 6-6 Brady

Another match point faced down by Jennifer Brady and on we go.

No final-set tie-break . They save that for the States.

Brady saves two match points, deuce

Watson 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 6-5 *Brady

Jennifer Brady knocks back Heather Watson twice to recover to deuce from 15-40 down.

This has turned into one almighty dogfight.

Watson holds

Watson 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 6-5 *Brady

Watson pings an ace down the middle to finally snuff out the danger.

That was gruelling.