Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat friend and compatriot Gilles Simon in straight sets on Saturday night, setting up a mouth-watering rematch with Roger Federer after their five-setter in Melbourne last year.
Kei Nishikori won 17 of the last 18 games to turn around a first-set deficit and demoralise Donald Young in straight sets.
In a straight-sets win over Feliciano Lopez, Andy Murray showed that his comeback is gradually gathering momentum in Melbourne.
He’s been compared to Roger Federer for years; on Saturday, Grigor Dimitrov joined the great Swiss in the second week of a major for the first time after upsetting 11th-seed Milos Raonic in four sets.
Thirteenth seed Sloane Stephens has overcome a shaky start to progress to the fourth round of Australian Open 2014 – and a possible match up with the defending champion.
In a battle of two of the tour’s pocket dynamos, Dominika Cibulkova has made short work, so to speak, of Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, winning 6-1 6-0 in just 59 minutes before a packed Margaret Court Arena on Saturday.
Despite some vocal outbursts of frustration, eighth seed Jelena Jankovic was too good for Japan's Kurumi Nara, winning 6-4 7-5 at Hisense Arena on Saturday.