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Australian Open 2016: The best of the day five action

Henry Young

Published 1238 GMT (2038 HKT) January 22, 2016
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Roger Federer beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4 under the roof at the Australian Open Friday. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
In doing so, the Swiss became the first man to achieve 300 singles wins at grand slams. PETER PARKS/AFP
Given Federer has suggested he'll play through 2017 at the very least, it's almost a certainty the 34-year-old will surpass Martina Navratilova's all-time record of 306 victories when he lines up at the French Open. Michael Dodge/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Maria Sharapova was also victorious, seeing off plucky Lauren Davis 6-1 6-7 (5) 6-0. Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Standing at just 5 feet 2 inches, Davis is one of the shortest players top-tier tennis has ever seen. The American forced a deciding set, after a sensational 27-shot rally in the second. Michael Dodge/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
It wasn't just Federer reaching milestones at Melbourne Park; this was Sharapova's 600th professional win. Michael Dodge/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
The Russian star was given a cake to mark the occasion. Tournament director Craig Tiley looks on enviously ... Graham Denholm/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Defending champion Novak Djokovic faced Andreas Seppi of Italy in Friday's night session. The world No. 1 advanced to the last 16 in straight sets, winning 6-1 7-5 6-6 (8-6). Scott Barbour/Getty Images