Australian Open day five: Lockdown, Djokovic, Thiem time and a lion named Aslan

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Novak Djokovic played through the pain barrier before casting doubt on whether he can continue at the Australian Open.

Meanwhile Dominic Thiem came from two-sets down to overcome Nick Kyrgios and a Russian known as the Lion roared into round four in a huge upset.

Here, the PA news agency wraps up day five from Melbourne.

Picture of the day

Australian Open Tennis
(Andy Brownbill/AP)

Shock of the day

Lion-hearted Aslan Karatsev had never played at a grand slam until this week. But the unknown Russian 27-year-old is now through to the fourth round after a stunning 6-3 6-3 6-3 upset of eighth seed Diego Schwartzman.

Comeback of the day

Australian Open Tennis
Dominic Thiem edged out Nick Kyrgios in a five-set marathon (Hamish Blair/AP)

Story of the day

Australian Open Tennis
Novak Djokovic suffered a nasty injury against Taylor Fritz (Andy Brownbill/AP)

Stat of the day

Serena Williams’ victory over Anastasia Potapova was her 90th at the Australian Open. Her first came in 1998, three years before her opponent was born. Feeling old yet?

Bagel not on the menu for Hsieh Su-wei

Hsieh Su-wei had lost a set 6-0 in all of her previous three meetings with Sara Errani, which all ended in defeat. But she was not ready for another bagel in their third-round meeting as she won 6-4 2-6 7-5.

Butterfly effect

Naomi Osaka’s win over Ons Jabeur was subject to a small delay when she received a visit from a butterfly. The Japanese star responded by sending a searing forehand winner down the line in the next point.

Quote of the day

Women: Veronika Kudermetova (32).
Men: Diego Schwartzman (8), Denis Shapovalov (11), Pablo Carreno Busta (15).

Who’s up next?

Britain’s last man standing Cameron Norrie has his biggest challenge yet, as a third-round meeting with Rafael Nadal lies in store. Sadly, there will be no crowd to watch it.

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