Australian Open: Djokovic downplays injury as he powers on

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The Swiss defending champion headlines Rod Laver Arena in the evening, with the 19-time Grand Slam victor tackling France's Richard Gasquet.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic hold court Saturday as they work to keep a potential Australian Open semi-final showdown on track, while top seed Simona Halep resumes her low-key title charge.

As it is, since coming back halfway through Stuttgart's Porsche Grand Prix in April - hardly endearing herself to other players - she has missed Wimbledon, made the last-16 of the US Open and now the third round here.

Federer was trouble free in his short match, the 90th win of his many visits to this city.

He has a tougher challenge in the next round against Chung Hyeon, who became the third South Korean to reach the fourth round of a slam after he surprised everyone but himself by upsetting the fourth seed, Alexander Zverev, in five sets. I was trying from the first point to be aggressive, but also staying really focused on my game, playing every single point.

Six-time victor Djokovic had treatment on his lower back and leg but saw off Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3.

Throughout the game, the Russian star was struggling from the outset which the 2016 Australian Open champion used to her advantage and aggressively threw strokes at her opponent.

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"My expectations are a little different because I had a great season past year", he added.

"I think there are a lot of things that I need to get better at and improve on", she said.

Sharapova pledged that her appetite for working to get back to the top is undimmed, saying: ' I usually look forward to resting in the first week of November, so I've got a long way to go until then. Karolina Pliskova and Madison Keys, seeded sixth and 17th respectively, preserved their ideal form with straight-set wins in Round 3, too; neither player has dropped a set at the tournament yet.

Under the watchful eyes of the 11-times Grand Slam champion Rod Laver, second seed Federer sealed the win with a backhand victor to set up a first career meeting with Hungarian Marton Fucsovics for a place in the quarter-finals. "I have some figuring out to do, what happens to me in deciding moments in Grand Slam", he said.

He will now line up against Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem on Monday for a place in the quarter-finals.

Any player hoping to stop him retaining his title and claiming a 20th grand slam will have to be pretty special on this evidence.

As I said, this is a process.

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