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Summary

  1. Second seed Angelique Kerber beats Australian Kimberly Birrell 6-1 6-0
  2. Listen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra coverage (UK only)
  3. 2009 winner Rafael Nadal beats Australia's Alex de Minaur 6-1 6-2 6-4
  4. Nadal to face Tomas Berdych in fourth round on Sunday
  5. 2018 champion Caroline Wozniacki beaten 6-4 4-6 6-3 by Maria Sharapova
  6. Six-time champion Roger Federer beats USA's Taylor Fritz 6-2 7-5 6-2

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Listen to Birrell versus Kerber

    Angelique Kerber

    That's the end of this live text page, but if you press the play button at the top of this page you will be able to listen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra's commentary of today's final match on Rod Lever Arena as Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell takes on second seed Angelique Kerber.

    Thanks for joining us and bye for now.

  2. Impressive Nadal into fourth round - read the report

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Melbourne Park

    Second seed Rafael Nadal made an impressive statement by beating home teenager Alex de Minaur in little over two hours at the Australian Open.

    Spain's Nadal, 32, won 6-1 6-2 6-4 in their third-round match in Melbourne. The 17-time Grand Slam champion dominated on serve, ruthlessly allowing the 19-year-old to win just 21% of receiving points.

    That allowed him to attack De Minaur's serve, breaking five times on his way into the last 16.

    De Minaur, seeded 27th, provided incredible resistance to save five match points in what proved to be the final game, eventually succumbing to the sixth - after Nadal received a time violation from umpire Carlos Ramos - when he clubbed a forehand long.

    "He's a big fighter and super quick. I played a great game until 40-0," Nadal said. "I played a solid match and want to congratulate Alex for a great start to the season. I think he has a great future."

  3. 'Hello second week'

    Kvitova 6-1 6-4 Bencic

    Earlier today, Petra Kvitova, the eighth seed, maintained her 2019 Australian Open record of not dropping a set as she beat Switzerland's Belinda Bencic 6-1 6-4.

    Kvitova, a semi-finalist in 2012, is next up against unseeded American Amanda Anisimova, who has already dumped out 24th seed Lesia Tsurenko and 11th seed Aryna Sabalenka.

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  4. 'I try to enjoy any moment on the court'

    Nadal 6-1 6-2 6-4 De Minaur

    Rafael Nadal on his fitness: "Probably 10 years ago it would have been difficult not playing much tennis in the build-up but now I have been in this situation many times with the injuries I have had.

    "I have to deal with the ups and downs of my body but I try to enjoy any moment on the court."

  5. 'Alex has an amazing future'

    Nadal 6-1 6-2 6-4 De Minaur

    John McEnroe grabs some words with our winner Rafael Nadal, who says: "Alex is super-quick, a great fighter, he's probably the fastest on the tour and he played unbelievable in that last game.

    "I played a solid match and want to congratulate Alex - I think he has an amazing future."

    Rafael Nadal and Alex de Minaur
  6. 'Nadal looking great'

    Nadal 6-1 6-2 6-4 De Minaur

    Leon Smith

    GB Davis Cup captain on Radio 5 live sports extra

    Nadal has been very impressive this week, he looks strong but there's still a bit of a question mark over his fitness. On the evidence of tonight he's looking great.

    He's serving well, his footwork is good and he'll be hard for anybody to play.

    I think we will see a lot of big matches from De Minaur for the next decade at least.

  7. BreakingGame, set and match - Nadal

    Nadal 6-1 6-2 6-4 De Minaur

    Rafael Nadal is not a man that will be rushed. He clenches his fist as he seals a straight-sets win over plucky 19-year-old Australian Alex de Minaur.

    Nadal takes it 6-1 6-2 6-4, just as he did in the third round of Wimbledon last year.

    But we will hear a lot more of De Minaur in the years to come. A great fight, a great learning experience, but the better man is a deserved winner and Nadal advances into the last 16 where Tomas Berdych awaits.

    Rafael Nadal
  8. Post update

    A time violation for Rafael Nadal, on match point.

  9. Post update

    But wait. Match point number six is just around the corner.

  10. Post update

    We started this match with some epic games, and if is this to be the last game of the match, then we're ending it in style. Another beautiful rally and De Minaur, for the fifth time, saves himself from the brink.

  11. Post update

    De Minaur goes long. Match point number five incoming.

  12. Post update

    De Minaur, with another passing shot down the line, saves another match point, the fourth. Deuce again.

    Alex de Minaur
  13. Post update

    Leon Smith

    GB Davis Cup captain on Radio 5 live sports extra

    What a way to save a match point. From 40-love on Rafa's serve and we're at deuce.

  14. Post update

    A Nadal ace brings us to match point number four.

  15. Post update

    De Minaur, after another epic rally, saves himself and takes us to deuce. From 40-0 we are at deuce.

  16. Post update

    Double fault, Nadal. Two match points gone.

  17. Post update

    The first serve was into the net, a backhand cross-court return from the second and Nadal goes long. One gone, two match points remain.

  18. Post update

    Three match points for Nadal.

  19. Post update

    *Nadal 6-1 6-2 5-4 De Minaur

    Nadal is just too good, sending De Minaur running before unleashing his power down the line, with De Minaur nowhere. The next point goes to the Spaniard as well. Two more needed.