2010 Australian Open – 4th Round Draw

All of the third round matches are over with and the draw for the fourth round has now been sorted out.

In the bottom half of the draw all who were expected to come through their third round match did, with perhaps the exception of John Isner who took out 12th seed Gael Monfils. Isner’s reward for his victory is a 4th round match with Andy Murray.

Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Juan Martin Del Potro were made to work hard for their victories with all being pushed to 4 sets and forced all the way in that final set.

Andy Roddick takes on 11th seed Fernando Gonzalez, Rafael Nadal will face big serving Ivo Karlovic and perhaps the pick of the ties in the bottom half sees 14th seed Marin Cilic take on 4th seed Juan Martin Del Potro in a repeat of last years quarter final at the US open.

The top half of the draw is perhaps were the best match ups for the 4th round have come up. world number 1 Roger Federer takes former world no.1 and home favorite Lleyton Hewitt after both breezed through their third round matches.

And in the best match on paper 9th seed Fernando Verdasco takes on in form player Nikolay Davydenko. After his end of season success at the ATP world championships he followed it up with winning in Doha earlier this month beating both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on route.

Novak Djokovic plays Lukasz Kubot, who was handed a walkover in round 3 due to injury to Mikhail Youzhny and in the final match up 10th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga takes on 26th seed Nicolas Almagro.

Australian Open 2010 – Fourth Round Draw – Top Half
[1] Roger Federer (SUI) v [22] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) Quarter
[9] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v [6] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
[3] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Lukasz Kubot (POL) Quarter
[10] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v [26] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Australian Open 2010 – Fourth Round Draw – Bottom Half
[7] Andy Roddick (USA) v [11] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) Fourth
[14] Marin Cilic (CRO) v [4] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
[5] Andy Murray (GBR) v [33] John Isner (USA) Fourth
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) v [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP)

The bottom half of the draw will play their matches on Sunday whilst the top are scheduled to play on Monday.