Falla stuns Mardy Fish

Jan 19, 2012, 11:33 IST | AFP

American seed Mardy Fish criticised his opponent Alejandro Falla's frequent stoppages to treat leg cramps after he was bounced out of the Australian Open yesterday.

American seed Mardy Fish criticised his opponent Alejandro Falla's frequent stoppages to treat leg cramps after he was bounced out of the Australian Open yesterday.



The eighth seed was the highest-ranked player knocked out in the men's draw on the third day in Melbourne, falling 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) to the 71st-ranked Colombian.

Rafa, Fed advance
Meanwhile, Spain's Rafael Nadal bulldozed past Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in 2hr 29min to enter the third round. Swiss Roger Federer also advanced after Germany's Andreas Beck withdrew from their match with a back problem, giving the Swiss free passage to the third round.

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