2012 Australian Open – Day 8 Men’s Notes
- January 22, 2012
DAY 8 MEN’S NOTES - Monday 23 January | Round of 16 Top Half
(via ITF Communications)
No. 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v (WC) Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
No. 4 Andy Murray (GBR) v Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
No. 5 David Ferrer (ESP) v No. 17 Richard Gasquet (FRA)
No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v No. 24 Kei Nishikori (JPN)
On Court Today:
• Lleyton Hewitt is bidding to turn the table on Novak Djokovic. Hewitt is the last No. 1 seed to lose to a player ranked outside the Top 100 at a Grand Slam event. Hewitt was No. 1 seed when he lost to No. 203 Ivo Karlovic in the 1st round at 2003 Wimbledon. Hewitt was No. 1 seed, but was ranked No. 2 in the world.
• Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin and Japan’s Kei Nishikori are the two players from Asia bidding to advance to the quarterfinals here. There have never been 2 Asian men into the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam in the Open Era.