Australian Open 2012: Novak Djokovic And Lleyton Hewitt Advance, Will Meet Next

Day 6 of the Australian Open 2012 schedule featured local hero Lleyton Hewitt advancing, setting up a match in the next round with Novak Djokovic. Previews, recaps and more can be found in this StoryStream. Live scores: Men's | Women's

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Australian Open 2012 Results And Scores: Lleyton Hewitt Upsets Milos Raonic

Day 6 of the 2012 Australian Open saw an upset victory by hometown hero Lleyton Hewitt as he knocked out No. 23 ranked Milos Raonic (4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3) to advance to the fourth round of the Open. Hewitt started his match with a double fault, but rallied back after dropping the first set with Raonic to take the final three straight sets to pull the upset victory.

"A couple of months ago I would have done anything to be in this position. It was just another game, but it was a bloody big game," Hewitt told the crowd. "I was just hoping my body would hold out for the first match. I hadn't looked past that."

Hewitt will take on No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic in the next round.

In some other notable matches, Andy Murray advanced after taking down Michael Llodra in straight sets. He'll take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the next round after Tsonga made short work of Frederico Gil in straight sets. Hewitt wasn't the only one to pull an upset as Mikhail Kukushkin took down No. 14 ranked Gael Monfils in five sets.

For the women, Serena Williams dominated Greta Arn in straight sets and will face off against Maria Sharapova in the next round. Ekaterina Makarova was able to upset No. 7 ranked Vera Zvonareva after taking the first set in a tie breaker and winning the match on a 6-1 set.

For all Day 6 results and updates, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For updates and information on the entire 2012 Australian Open, please visit SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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Australian Open 2012, Day 6: David Ferrer Defeats Juan Ignacio Chela

Unranked American Ryan Sweeting pushed No. 5 David Ferrer to five sets in the second round, but things went considerably more smoothly for the Spaniard in the third round of the 2012 Australian Open. Ferrer is into the fourth round after defeating Argentinian Juan Ignacio Chela on Day 6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1.

SI.com: Australian Open Day 6 Scoreboard

Chelis put up a serious fight in the first set, but when he gave up a late break to concede that set 7-5, he seemed to fall apart a bit. Ferrer won eight out of 13 break point chances in a match that featured 11 total breaks of serve. His serve was not particularly dominant, as usual, but his return neutralized Chela as the Argentinian won just 53 percent of his first serve points and an abysmal 26 percent of his second serve points. Ferrer also hit 43 winners to Chela's 18.

For all Day 6 results and updates, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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Australian Open 2012, Day 6: Novak Djokovic Embarrasses Nicolas Mahut

Nicolas Mahut is not a bad tennis player. He was, at one point, the No. 40 player in the world. He defeated ranked Radek Stepanek in straight sets in the first round. He was expected to go down to Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Day 6 of the 2012 Australian Open, but he wasn't exactly expected to get humiliated. The No. 1 player in the world dispatched of Mahut 6-0. 6-1, 6-1 in their third round match, taking just 74 minutes to do so.

A 74-minute match in women's tennis or non-Grand Slam men's tennis is enough of an indicator of a beat down, but a 74-minute win in three sets is something pretty incredible. Djoker won 84 percent of points on his first serve, hit 31 winners to his opponent's 12, and made just eight unforced errors. He moves on to the fourth round, where he will face the winner of the match between home country favorite Lleyton Hewitt and ranked Canadian Milos Raonic.

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Australian Open 2012, Day 6: Jie Zheng Upsets Marion Bartoli

Marion Bartoli has an impressive list of wins over top players under her belt, but she has once again come up short of where she was expected to finish in a major championship. She's been taken out in a third round upset by Chinese veteran Jie Zheng, who defeated Bartoli 6-3, 6-3 in under 90 minutes on Day 6 of the 2012 Australian Open.

Bartoli wasn't upset because of errors, but more because of a performance that lacked anything assertive. She actually had a better first serve percentage and less unforced errors than Zheng, but somehow hit only seven winners over the course of the match. Zheng converted on all four of her break point opportunities, and that was ultimately the difference. Bartoli can hardly say that she went down swinging. Zheng moves on to face Sara Errani in the fourth round.

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Australian Open 2012, Day 6: Maria Sharapova Defeats Angelique Kerber In Straight Sets To Advance

In Day 6 competition at the 2012 Australian Open, No. 2 women's tennis player Maria Sharapova had another strong showing to advance to the fourth round.

Sharapova defeated the No. 30-ranked German player Angeligue Kerber in straight sets of 6-1, 6-2. Kerber looked overmatched by the dominant Russian in both sets, perhaps to a greater extent than the final score would indicate. Sharapova had one ace in the match, while Kerber had none.

The two players were fairly close in other statistics. There were 24 unforced errors for Kerber as opposed to 22 for Sharapova. Kerber also had three double faults against just one by Sharapova. But apart from one impressive game in the second set, Kerber appeared genuinely overwhelmed by the attack of the No. 2 women's player in the world.

For all Day 6 results and updates, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For updates and information on the entire 2012 Australian Open, please visit SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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Local Favorite Lleyton Hewitt Takes Centre Court

Day 6 of the Australian Open 2012 schedule features local hero Lleyton Hewitt taking on up-and-coming star Milos Raonic. We preview that, and all of the must-watch matches. View the full Day 6 schedule.

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