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Summary

  1. Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams go through on day eight in Melbourne
  2. Djokovic will play Kei Nishikori next, with Williams up against Karolina Pliskova

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye!

    Right, that's our coverage done for the day.

    You can catch up on all the action from today at the Australian Open over here and there's highlights on BBC Two from 16:45 GMT.

    We'll be back tomorrow when Rafael Nadal and Petra Kvitova are among those in action.

    Until then...

  2. Post update

    Six aces and 43 winners for Novak Djokovic, as well as winning 73% of first-serve points.

    50 unforced errors might trouble the top seed, though.

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    Muhammad Owais Khan‏: Novak's first serve has let him down all match. He has to improve on it if wants to win the tournament.

  4. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 6-3 Medvedev

    Novak Djokovic is asked how he feels after that.

    "Well, since my next opponent is probably watching - I feel fantastic, never felt better in my life!"

  5. Post update

    Gigi Salmon

    Radio 5 live sports extra tennis commentator at Melbourne Park

    I think they'll both be happy that this is over.

  6. Game, set and match - Djokovic

    Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 6-3 Medvedev

    The world number one is through!

    Novak Djokovic sends a winner cross-court, and almost drops to his knees. That was a slog.

    Nice moment at the net between the two players. Daniil Medvedev pushed him, but Djokovic just had that extra gear.

  7. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 5-3 Medvedev*

    One-two punch from Medvedev, timed to perfection.

    30-40.

  8. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 5-3 Medvedev*

    Medvedev whacks down a body serve, and Djokovic goes long in return.

    15-40.

  9. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 5-3 Medvedev*

    WHAT a return of serve!

    Three match points to Djokovic.

  10. Post update

    Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 5-3 Medvedev*

    Eesh.

    Medvedev goes too big on a forehand, whacking it long. Djokovic doesn't look comfortable to me, but he's grimacing his way through these points.

    0-30.

  11. Medvedev serving to stay in match

    Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 5-3 Medvedev*

    That's... not ideal.

    Double fault first up. 0-15.

  12. Post update

    Gigi Salmon

    Radio 5 live sports extra tennis commentator at Melbourne Park

    Sliding and stretching on court, the elasticity of Novak Djokovic is incredible.

  13. Djokovic holds

    Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 5-3 Medvedev*

    And again!

    Medvedev's backhand finds the net, and his racquet finds another beating.

    He's promptly given a warning by the chair umpire.

  14. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 4-3 Medvedev

    Medvedev's racquet takes another beating as he tries to pass Djokovic, and ends up driving the ball into the net.

    Advantage, Djoko...

  15. Medvedev forces deuce

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 4-3 Medvedev

    Some more stretching for Djokovic but he looks okay as he shimmies forward to crush a winner, and it's Medvedev who chucks his racquet down in anger.

    40-30 - and a terrific, fizzing forehand from Medvedev forces deuce!

    Djokovic throws himself to the floor in... desperation? Exhaustion? Annoyance? Who knows.

  16. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 4-3 Medvedev

    Hmm.

    Djokovic has gone off the boil again and now it's Medvedev making all the moves, coming forward and dominating at the net.

    Djokovic stretches his back after angling Medvedev out of a rally and then he refinds his groove to skip round and hit a winner cross-court.

    30-30.

  17. Post update

    *Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (6-7) 6-2 4-3 Medvedev

    Hello, what a shot that is from Daniil Medvedev!

    He rips a winner through Djokovic for 40-0 and then double faults, but a wayward return of serve from Djokovic hands him a hold.

    Medvedev