Nadal needs fourth set in Melbourne

Updated: January 22, 2010, 10:36 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday along with Andy Murray, U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Roddick and Fernando Gonzalez.

Nadal, who beat Roger Federer in last year's final, held off Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 in a night match.

In the fourth round, Nadal will play Ivo Karlovic, who beat Ivan Ljubicic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7). The 6-foot-10 Karlovic holds the tour ...

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