Jan 24 press roundup

It's all about the focus (Photo by TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/ AFP/ Getty Images)

It's all about the focus (Photo by TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/ AFP/ Getty Images)

A lot of press today – again, most of it repetitive . At least it looks like we have some exciting R16 matches to look forward to.

A look ahead to Week Two at the Australian Open

Nadal and Murray have been just as impressive. The top seeded Spaniard destroyed Tommy Haas in straight sets and hasn’t lost a set in his first three matches. While Fernando Gonzalez’s power could give Nadal some trouble in the fourth round, the Chilean may be physically drained after rallying from two sets down to beat Richard Gasquet in an epic third-round match.

Nadal, Murray on collision course

“Perfect matches doesn’t exist,” he (Nadal) said, a touch dismissively, when asked if his game was beyond improvement as he dismantled Haas, a semifinalist here two years ago. “Always you can improve, no?”

World No.1 Nadal overpowers Haas

“I was very happy about my level today – I probably played one of my best matches in Australia,” Nadal said in what is one of the understatements of the tournament to date.

“I can go to sleep tonight with big satisfaction about how I play.”