Britain's Cameron Norrie booked a third-round match with Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open after beating Roman Safiullin in four sets.
The 25-year-old, who is ranked at number 71 in the world, recovered from a set down to win 3-6 7-5 6-3 7-6(3) - with the match finishing on Margaret Court Arena after being halted due to rain and bad light.
His Russian opponent, a qualifier for the main draw at Melbourne Park, had started the better by taking the opening set in impressive fashion.
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But Norrie, who battled past his compatriot Dan Evans in the opening round, fought back strongly and took the next three sets, surviving a slight wobble when serving for the fourth set to win via a tie-breaker.
It is the second time he has reached the third round of the Grand Slam, having got to the same point at the US Open last year.
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The British number three says the match changed when it moved to one of the big show courts, in front of a rowdy set of spectators.
"Playing out on Court 8 and then coming out here, on an indoor court, almost half capacity crowd, just using the atmosphere - I definitely used it to my advantage and it was definitely a different match after that, I think we both raised our level", he said.
Next up is a meeting with 20-time Grand Slam champion Nadal, and though he knew last week that could be a possibility, Norrie insists he did not look that far ahead.
"For someone like me, not really, I was playing a tough first round and then managed to get through that", he said.
I saw it yesterday and I saw he was right next to me - I've never played him before so it'll be definitely a great match and a great experience for me and I can't wait to get out there and show him what I've got.
Norrie and Safiullin have match delayed due to rain
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