Snapshot from day three of the Open


PLAYER OF THE DAY: Felix Auger-Aliassime - the Canadian title hopeful fought back from two sets down against unheralded Slovakian Alex Molcan to advance to the third round. The sixth seed peeled off 15 of the last 19 games.

STAT OF THE DAY: Rafael Nadal's shock second-round loss will leave the Open without either the great Spaniard or fellow tennis titan Roger Federer in the second week for the first time since 2004.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I can't complain about my life at all. So just in terms of sports and in terms of injuries and tough moments, I mean, that's another one. Just can't say that I am not destroyed mentally at this time because I will be lying." - Nadal accepts his defeat to Mackenzie McDonald with grace after injury or illness cruelled his Melbourne Park campaign for a seventh time.

TOURNAMENT SUMMARY: Nadal's premature exit has blown the top half of the men's draw wide open, with his departure a huge blow to a tournament already reeling from a host of high-profile withdrawals. Women's No.1 Iga Swiatek and third seed Jessica Pegula cruised into the third round, though it took sixth seed Maria Sakkari three sets to see off qualifier Diana Shnaider. Rain again caused chaos with the schedule on outdoor courts amid a backlog of delayed matches.