Champions were crowned on Friday, while two good friends clashed for a spot in the men's final. These are the Top 5 photos from Friday at the Australian Open. (All photos Getty Images).

 1

After a hard fought battle, Dominic Thiem posted a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Alexander Zverev. After winning three tiebreakers in the round before against Rafael Nadal, Thiem captured two more on Friday against the German. 

2

Thiem has played in two Roland Garros finals, but never before on hard courts. The world No. 5 played some of his best tennis in his first Australian Open semifinal, and now has Novak Djokovic standing in the way from capturing his first major title.   

3

In just one hour and 12 minutes, Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic secured yet another Grand Slam trophy together. The pair were unstoppable and overpowered Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova to win 6-2, 6-1. It marks the duo's third major title together. 

4

Unseeded Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jamie Murray reached the mixed doubles final after defeating wild cards Astra Sharma and John-Patrick Smith, 6-3, 7-6 (4). The US Open champions will next face No. 5 seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Nikola Mektic.

5

Jordanne Whiley and Yui Kamiji dismissed top seeds Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot, 6-2, 6-4. It marks Whiley's first Slam win as a mother. The Brit was sad she missed her son's second birthday, but was ecstatic to bring a title back home, saying, "If I'm going to be away from him then, I have to make everything count."