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Australian Open Diary: Federer Stands Out In Stats Wrap

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Simon© Getty ImagesAfter recovering from his draining third-round match with Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon will Andy Murray on Monday. takes a look at the news and talking points at the Australian Open on the first Sunday. 

Stats Wrap
Second seed Roger Federer is the only remaining player yet to be broken, but his waiting opponent, thirteenth seed Milos Raonic, sits atop the ace leaderboard with 71. Of other players still active in the draw, tenth seed Nicolas Almagro has fired 68 aces while Jeremy Chardy has served up 20 less.

Raonic also leads his peers on the service speed front, alongside Poland's Jerzy Janowicz. The Canadian's 228 kph (141.7 mph) rocket was fired in his third-round win over Philipp Kohlschreiber

Anderson Pleased With His Aussie Adventure
Despite his fourth-round loss to Tomas Berdych, South Africa's Kevin Anderson said there are many positives to take from his trip down under.

"I'm really happy with the last two tournaments, especially this week. It's a little step further along. I've gained a little bit of experience and hopefully I'll be able to take one step further in the upcoming slams," Anderson said.

He added that he might need to miss the next four to six weeks on the ATP World Tour to have minor surgery to remove loose bone fragments from his elbow. "I'll set my sights on Indian Wells and Miami, and hopefully I'll be healthy and ready to defend Delray Beach," Anderson said.

Quote Of The Day
"I felt I played the end of the match like in a dream, like I was not even on the court," said Gilles Simon about his late-night victory over compatriot Gael Monfils.

Shot Of The Day
The contest between Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka was packed with brilliance and never more so than on match point…

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