The Aus. Open Catch-Up: Round Four - Thiem's time up; 'Clutch' Osaka; Djokovic's recovery powers; Serena-Simona set; Karatsev's magical run continues; Pegula shocks Svitolina; Medvedev + Nadal cruise control

The Aus. Open Catch-Up: Round Four - Thiem's time up; 'Clutch' Osaka; Djokovic's recovery powers; Serena-Simona set; Karatsev's magical run continues; Pegula shocks Svitolina; Medvedev + Nadal cruise control

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim roundup all the action from Round 4 at the Australian Open.

From Dominic Thiem’s surprisingly limp defeat to Grigor Dimitrov, the topsy-turvy Osaka-Muguruza battle and Djokovic’s ‘is he-isn't he?’ injury scenario, Joel and Kim cover the main talking points from the round of 16.

They reflect on the success of the US ladies singles players, with 3 having progressed to the Quarter Finals, including Jessica Pegula for the first time in her Grand Slam career, and of course they give a nod to British fortunes with a look at the doubles and wheelchairs events.

Collect A Set also remains in the balance with many contenders for the title all resting on the fate of Ash Barty over the course of the next week.

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Recorded on 15th February 2021.