2012 Australian Open – Day 9 Men’s Notes

DAY 9 MEN’S NOTES - Tuesday 24 January | Quarterfinals Bottom Half
(via ITF Communications)

Featured matches
No. 2 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v No. 7 Tomas Berdych (CZE)
No. 3 Roger Federer (SUI) v No. 11 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)

*Prior to Djokovic v Hewitt’s round of 16 match finishing on Monday night
• There are definitely 4 Grand Slam champions through to the quarterfinals here. Del Potro, Federer and Nadal have all booked their place in the last 8 and will be joined by the winner of the Djokovic v Hewitt match.

• Nishikori is the only man through to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. He is the first Japanese man to reach the quarterfinals here in the Open Era.

• 30-year-old Federer is the oldest player definitely through to the quarterfinals and 22-year-old Nishikori is the youngest. If Hewitt defeats Djokovic on Monday night, he will be the oldest male quarterfinalist at the Australian Open this year.

• Tuesday’s quarterfinals are re-matches of the 2009 US Open Final (Federer v Del Potro) and the 2010 Wimbledon Final (Nadal v Berdych).

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