Fortunately, the rising temperatures were not the talking point on day five of the Australian Open 2014. But day six will witness Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga take on their opponents in the men's round of matches while Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic are in action for the women.
January 18 will also see an increase in the number of matches to be played in the Australian Open with the first round of the Mixed Doubles also waiting to kick start on Saturday.
Where to Watch Live
The tournament starts at 12am GMT. Live coverage in the UK is on British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2. Regular updates and live scores are also available on the Australian Open official website.
17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will go head-to-head against Teymuraz Gabashvili. The former world number one comfortably defeated Blaz Kavcic in straight sets in the third round. Gabashvili had a hard time securing his progress to the third round and required five sets to emerge victorious against Fernando Verdasco.
Meanwhile, last year's Australian Open finalist Andy Murray will be up against Spain's Feliciano Lopez. The Brit strolled past Vincent Millot in straight sets while Lopez beat Germany's Michael Berrer in the third round.
Rafael Nadal is in action with Gael Monfils having beaten Thanasi Kokkinakis easily in the third round. The Frenchman eased to set up his clash with the Numero Uno beating America's Jack Sock, 7-6,7-5,6-2.
Frenchman Gilles Simon who beat Marin Cilic in a hard fought five set battle will be up against his compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Tsonga had little trouble in dispatching Thomaz Belucci in the third round but managed to beat his opponent in straight sets.
Third ranked Maria Sharapova will compete against France's Alize Cornet. The Russian was tested to the end by Karin Knapp with just the third set taking nearly two hours. Cornet managed to win the match after losing the second set to Italian Camila Giorgi in the second round.
Eighth seed Jelena Jankovic will tussle against Japan's Kurumi Nara who beat Magdalena Rybarikova in the last round. The Serbian dispatched Ayumi Morita with relative ease in round two to set up an intriguing tie in the third round.
Fifth ranked Agnieszka Radwanska will show no mercy to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova when they aim to qualify for the fourth round. The Russian beat Mandy Minella in straight sets just like her Polish opponent beat Olga Govortsova.
Caroline Wozniacki required three sets against Christina McHale to seal her progress, but her opponent in the third round Garbine Muguruza beat Anna Schmiedlova in two straight sets.
Yvonne Meusburger defeated Bojana Jovanovski in round two and will now face second seed Victoria Azarenka who beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in straight sets.
Meanwhile, 20-year-old Solane Stephens pulled off an upset by beating Ajla Tomljanovic in the last round. But it will not be easy for the American in the third round as she faces Elina Svitolina, who fought hard to beat Olivia Rogowska.
British duo, Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins will be up against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.The seventh seeds managed to beat Rameez Junaid and Adrian Mannarino in the first round, while the Britishers recovered from a first set defeat to be victorious against Marinko Matosevic and Michail Przysiezny.
Third seeds David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco will be up against the Australian pair of Alex Bolt and Andrew Whittington. The Spaniards eliminated the other Australian pair of James Duckworth and Matthew Ebden, while Bolt and Whittington qualified for the second round as Julian Knowle's partner Vasek Pospisil withdrew from the game due to a lingering back injury.
Fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo take on Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini. The Italians beat Americans Ryan Harrison and Sam Querrey in the first round while the Croatian and Brazilian defeated Australians Chris Cuccione and Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rajeev Ram beat Santiago Giraldo and Joao Sousa to set up their second round clash against Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares. The doubles second seeds beat Feliciano Lopez and Andre Sa in round one.
Fifth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek will face Daniele Bracciali and Alexandr Dolgopolov. The 2013 US Open winners, had no problem in beating the Lukas' (Dlouhy and Rosol) in the first round. While, their opponents required three sets to emerge victorious against Israelis Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram.
Andy's older brother Jamie Murray teams up with Australian John Peers to take on Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen. The fifteenth seeds beat Australian pair of Matt Reid and Luke Saville in straight sets while their opponents too beat another Australian pair of Lleyton Hewitt and Patrick Rafter in a similar manner.
Ninth seeds Marisuz Fystenberg and Marcin Matkowski will compete against Jarkko Nieminen and Dmitry Tursunov from Finland and Russia respectively. The Polish duo beat Tomasz Bednarek and Ivo Karlovic while German duo of Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich bowed out to Nieminen and Tursunov.
Eight seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic will face Croatians Marin Draganja and Mate Pavic. The Croatian pair beat Frenchmen Marc Gicquel and Benoit Paire while their round two opponents got the better of the German pair of Benjamin Becker and Daniel Brands.
Top seeds Bryan Brothers (Mike and Bob) defeated Jonathan Marray and Paul Hanley in the first round. They will now face Robin Chase and Christopher Kas who recovered from a first set defeat against Nikolay Davydenko and Andrey Golubev
Timea Babos of Hungary and Petra Martic from Croatia take on Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua of Australia. The Hungarian and Croatian pair were given a tough fight by Dominika Cibulkova and Yanina Wickmayer in the first round. While the Australian duo brushed aside Alexandra Panova and Karolina Pliskova to progress to the second round in the doubles competition.
Sania Mirza and Cara Black eased past Australians Tammi Patterson and Arina Rodinova in the first round while their opponents in the second round Monica Niculescu and Klara Zakopalova beat the Romanian pair of Irina-Camelia Begu and Sorana Cirstea.
Russian partners Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina beat Lauren Davis and Lourdes Domingues Lino in straight sets to set up their second round clash against Jelena Jankovic and Karin Knapp. The latter beat another Russian duo of Vera Zvonareva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round.
Cara Black and Jamie Murray will compete against Anabel Medina Garrigues and Bruno Soares.
Second seeded Katarina Srebotnik and Rohan Bopanna will face Raquel Kops-Jones and Treat Huey.
Sixth seeds Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau are poised to take on Hao-Ching Chan and Robert Lindstedt.
Top seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Alexander Peya will face Vera Dushevina and Jean-Julien Rojer.