Novak Djokovic gets night reprieve

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action against Ryan Harrison during the second round of the Australian Open tennis championship on January 16, 2013
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Novak Djokovic gets top billing on day nine of the Australian Open with his quarter-final against Tomas Berdych give a night-time start at the Rod Laver Arena.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic has been handed top billing by tournament organisers on day nine of the Australian Open.

Djokovic will get maximum time to recover from Sunday's five-hour marathon win over Stanislas Wawrinka ahead of a quarter-final clash with Tomas Berdych.

The top seed plays Berdych at 8.30am UK time in the Rod Laver Arena, with David Ferrer facing Nicolas Almagro in the day session to open up the last eight of the men's draw.

Agnieszka Radwanska gets day nine underway with a match against Li Na, with Maria Sharapova rounding off the afternoon session against compatriot Ekaterina Makarova.

Spain's Nicolas Almagro celebrates during his third round match with Jerzy Janowicz at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 18, 2013
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Spain Rafael Nadal7,645
2Scotland flag Andy Murray7,150
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,690
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Alexander Zverev4,470
7Croatia Marin Cilic4,155
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,710
10Japan Kei Nishikori3,195
11Canada Milos Raonic2,870
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,690
13Belgium David Goffin2,525
14United States John Isner2,425
15Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
16Pablo Carreno Busta2,385
17United States Jack Sock2,345
18Australia Nick Kyrgios2,325
19Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,310
20Lucas Pouille2,210
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