Britain's Andy Murray is watched by his coach Ivan Lendl during a practice session at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Murray will play United States' Sam Querrey in third round match on Friday, Ja
Dita Alangkara
January 19, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A rainy morning gave way to mostly cloudy skies on Friday as defending champion Angelique Kerber and top-seeded Andy Murray prepare for their third-round matches at the Australian Open.

Kerber was scheduled to play Kristyna Pliskova in a Rod Laver Arena match, while Murray, who injured his ankle in his second-round match, was set to play Sam Querrey at Hisense Arena.

Four-time champion Roger Federer, coming back from six months on the sidelines with a left knee injury, was set to play Tomas Berdych in a night match on Rod Laver. It will be the sternest test the 17-time major champion has faced since returning to tournament play.

Singles matches began on time on the main show courts.

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