Defending champion Novak Djokovic is through to the semi finals. Djokovic recovered very quickly after his 5 hours and 2 minutes marathon match against Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, as he delivered a impressive performance once again in Melbourne.
"I was hoping to have a shorter match and not to go over five hours tonight. It was always going to be tough against Tomas. He has a big game, a big serve and can beat anyone on any surface."
"It takes a lot of time to recover after a match like that (against Wawrinka). I went to sleep at around 5am, so didn't have a nice morning walk. I woke up around 2pm so it was an easy day, going to the park and watching some TV."
"People who don't know tennis, who have never been in those kinds of situations, would not truly understand what the player has to go through - not just when you prepare for a Grand Slam, but also during a Grand Slam."
"After five hours of a match, you need to really put a lot of time into recovery, different kind of recoveries."
Djokovic's next opponent David Ferrer went through his own marathon against fellow countrymen Nicolas Almagro coming down from two sets to win and book a place in the semi finals against the defending champion.