For Youzhny it was a sad end to his final Grand Slam tournament, with the former world number eight set to retire from tennis next month at the age of USTA managing director Chris Widmaier said the decision to introduce it for the men was made after consulting its medical team. The ruling offered a minute break to both players after the third set and was taken if either or both wanted it. The break took place in women's matches between the second and third sets. Mikhail Youzhny retired from his final Grand Slam match against Marcos Baghdatis because of heat exhaustion when trailing two sets to one 'We were naked in ice baths' Former world number one Djokovic and his Hungarian opponent Fucsovics were the first players to take a break after both suffered in the high temperatures.
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Roger Federer kisses the trophy Image: Getty Images AsiaPac Get the biggest daily news stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Roger Federer has emerged victorious in Melbourne and claimed Grand Slam number 20 - including his sixth in Australia. With this win, the year-old becomes the fourth player to win 20 or more majors in the Open era. Female stars Serena Williams, Steffi Graf and Margaret Court have all achieved the same feat, but Federer becomes the first male player to reach the milestone.
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Don't blame coach Amelie Mauresmo if my Wimbledon defence falters Dickson also witnessed players at their most angry and frustrated and one afternoon in with Connors stands out. He came in afterwards and hurled his racket at the ceiling. Somehow he completely dislodged a number of them and left a huge hole, with all the dust and debris that had accumulated on top crashing down. He was driven off straight away. Rod Laver was the big beast back then and was halfway through winning all four majors.