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2016 Australian Open: What to watch on Day 4

Stan Wawrinka
The World No. 4 has been in solid form of late
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Modified 20 Jan 2016
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The second round action continues on Day 4 of the 2016 Australian Open as an exciting line-up of matches is in store on Thursday. Lleyton Hewitt’s retirement talk will once again take precedence as he crosses swords with fellow veteran, David Ferrer. Potential upset: Anastasija Sevastova defeats (20) Ana IvanovicPotential thriller: (15) Madison Keys vs Yaroslava Shvedova    There are many other must-watch matches on the schedule. Here’s our pick of what to watch on Day 4:

#4 (4) Stan Wawrinka vs Radek Stepanek

This is a clash of different styles and one that is sure to have some brilliant shotmaking. The serve-and-volleys of Radek Stepanek will meet the explosive power of Stan Wawrinka, which will make for an intriguing match-up.

Interestingly, it is the Czech who leads the head-to-head record 5-2 but the last time Stepanek defeated the Swiss was back in 2009. Their most recent showdown was in Tokyo last year which the World No. 4 won 7-5, 6-3. Expect a show of finesse from the wily Czech before Wawrinka’s dazzling backhands drown it out.

 

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Published 20 Jan 2016, 22:03 IST
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