Result: Feliciano Lopez wins after five-set scrap

Result: Lopez wins after five-set scrap
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Feliciano Lopez overcomes John Isner to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

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.

David Nalbandian
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