Alex de Minaur has joined Nick Kyrgios in the third round.
And an unruly fan was all that could stop Rafael Nadal on Rod Laver Arena.
Catch up on night four of the 2021 Australian Open in our live blog below, along with live scores and the order of play at the bottom of the article.
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Barty orchestrates shocking surprise
DEMON THROUGH TO THIRD ROUND, STOSUR SMASHED
Top-ranked Aussie male player Alex de Minaur has matched his career-best performance of a third round Australian Open berth after dispatching Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas.
The Australian had never before faced Cuevas, the 35-year-old world No.72, but won 6-3 6-3 7-5.
De Minaur will next face fiery Italian 16th seed Fabio Fognini who downed countryman Salvatore Caruso in match that featured a heated argument afterwards.
After de Minaur’s match, the Aussie flavour continued on Show Court 1 with Sam Stosur in the second round of her home slam for the first time since 2015.
But it was a brief appearance as the veteran was belted off the court by 26-year-old American Jessica Pegula, who is the daughter of the owner of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.
Pegula dominated Stosur from the get-go, winning the opening eight games before the Aussie finally broke through for her one hold of the match. The final score was 6-0 6-1.
Kyrgios vs Humbert – Match Highlights
YOUNG AMERICANS GET CHANCES BUT ALL EYES ON RAFA
Rafael Nadal is the main event on centre court on night four, after a teenage star was KO’d by the number five seed.
Coco Gauff couldn’t get the job done against fifth seed Elina Svitolina, falling 6-4 6-3.
Svitolina has been ranked around the top five in the world for several years but has only made two slam semi-finals – Wimbledon and the US Open, both in 2019 – and has never made it past the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park.
Gauff burst onto the scene last year when, in her first Australian Open at just 15 years old, she stunned Venus Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka on route to the fourth round – losing to eventual champion Sofia Kenin.
Second on Rod Laver Arena 23-year-old American qualifier Michael Mmoh was no match for 20-time slam winner Rafael Nadal.
The burning question around Nadal continues to be whether he’s fit enough to go deep in this tournament after sitting out the lead-up events with a back complaint.
He certainly looked good enough in a 6-1 opening set, then winning the second 6-4 but not before an interruption from an unruly fan.
A woman halted play when she began screaming insults at Nadal, and then gave him the middle finger.
Reports from the stands suggested she yelled out “hurry up you OCD f***”.
Nadal responded by laughing and pointing at himself asking “me?”. He then played keep-ups with the tennis ball as he waited for the woman to be escorted out of the arena.
Asked post-match whether he knew the woman, Nadal said “no, and honestly I don’t want to know (her).”
If Nadal can’t make it out of his half of the draw, the favourite is arguably Russian fourth seed Daniil Medvedev, who eased into the third round in straight sets.
Halep just hangs on against Tomljanovic
OPEN STAR WINS DESPITE ‘THROWING UP ON COURT’
Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan is through to the third round of a grand slam for the first time despite vomiting multiple times on the court.
In a two-hour, 39-minute marathon, Juvan came from a set down to defeat Egypt’s Mayar Sherif 3-6 7-6(2) 6-3.
The match ended with both women bent over in distress, having played through muggy conditions at Melbourne Park.
Juvan appeared to have it worse than the loser though, with reports she vomited twice during the match and then again after winning.
Unreal effort from both.
Kaja Juvan is getting sick on court again after pulling off a 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 win over Mayar Sherif in 2hr 39min.
Juvan saved 16/19 break points. pic.twitter.com/IvqlfoOP1Y
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) February 11, 2021
Incredible physical battle from Mayar Sherif and Kaja Juvan.
The 20-year-old Slovenian fought through two bouts of vomiting and finally subdued the battling Sherif to win 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-3.
Second-longest match of the #AO2021 on the women’s side so far at 2hrs, 39 minutes. pic.twitter.com/sgCfWccMBE
— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) February 11, 2021
Juvan will face American 22nd seed Jennifer Brady in the third round.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2021 – NIGHT 4
ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11
Play begins at 7pm or when court is cleared from previous session
Rod Laver Arena
Elina Svitolina (UKR)  def Coco Gauff (USA), 6-4 6-3
Rafael Nadal (ESP)  def Michael Mmoh (USA), 6-1 6-4 6-2
Margaret Court Arena
Alex de Minaur (AUS)  def Pablo Cuevas (URU), 6-3 6-3 7-5
Jessica Pegula (USA) def Sam Stosur (AUS), 6-0 6-1
John Cain Arena
Daniil Medvedev (RUS)  def Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP), 6-2 7-5 6-1
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