Feliciano Lopez has overcome John Isner to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open.
The Spaniard got off to a confident start, taking the first set 6-3.
A hard-fought second set resulted in a tie break, which Isner took 7-6(3).
The American could not build on his second-set win, however, and 18th seed Lopez captured the third 6-4.
The fourth set went with serve to force a tie break, which again went in favour of Isner.
The start of the final set was a tense affair, with both players hungry to gain an edge.
It was Lopez who eventually got the upper hand, pinning Isner to one game and taking the set 6-1.
Result: Feliciano Lopez wins after five-set scrap
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