Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

1 challenge to set up Marin Cilic quarter-final after battling Diego

1 challenge to set up Marin Cilic quarter-final after battling Diego

The assured Wozniacki, a semi-finalist in 2011 who has never quite lived up to the hype in the majors, annihilated 19th-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-0 in her most impressive performance to date.

Reaching the quarter-finals means Roger Federer can no longer catch Nadal in the rankings this fortnight even if he successfully defends the title he won by defeating the Spaniard 12 months ago.

Meanwhile, British number 2 Kyle Edmund reached his first-ever grand slam quarter-final, beating Italy's Andrea Seppi 6-7 (7-4), 7-5, 6-2, 6-3.

But French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko's tournament is over, with the Latvian seventh seed crashing out in three sets to Estonian Annet Kontaveit. It led to him eventually parting wats with six-time grand slam victor Boris Becker in December a year ago.

Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates winning match point in his fourth round match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain. "It's unbelievable, how do they not turn it on?" Last year, Federer defeated Nadal in a five-set epic to take home the title at Melbourne Park. It was a lot of hours on court.

"Rafa played good points in those moments, playing aggressive".

"Whoever I'm playing on Tuesday, you know, I have to believe I'm going to win and believe in my game and stuff".

Rafael Nadal has warned that playing in severe heat can be a "little bit risky for health" after he eased into the last 16 of the Australian Open with an emphatic straight-sets victory over Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia on another day of sweltering conditions in Melbourne.

Friday night's headline match didn't disappoint, with stunning stroke play, momentum swings - and tantrums.

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They are a courageous , physical team with a direct approach and pressing a lot around the box is really hard to play against. David Ornstein of BBC Sport was the first to break the news, for he is the Ornacle and we are all just living in his world.

The sole blemish was a dropped service game early in the second set but it only briefly slowed his charge.

"Now we start the second week in the quarter-finals".

Her reward is a match against Belgium's Elise Mertens, who beat struggling Alize Cornet of France in two tough sets.

At a set and a break up, with Kyrgios ranting at his support camp about the tension of his strings and threatening to implode, Dimitrov appeared in total control of the match.

Nadal called it "a great battle, and said it gave him "confidence I can resist for four hours on court at a good intensity". Tried to return well, also.

The twice grand slam runner-up will face Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in the next round.

Kyrgios displayed the occasional tantrum with a series of outbursts aimed at his box threatening to derail his hopes, but somehow he managed to pull himself back into the match and broke Dimitrov in the fourth when the Bulgarian was serving for the match.

Two days after saving two-match points and rallying from 5-1 down in the third set to progress through the second round, No. 2-ranked Caroline Wozniacki advanced 6-4, 6-3 over No. 30 Kiki Bertens after needing four match points in a 10-minute game to serve it out.

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