Men’s Quarter Finals results:

No. 2 Roger Federer beat No. 19 Tomas Berdych 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4

Hyeon Chung beat Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3

Women’s Quarter Finals results:

No. 1 Simona Halep beat No. 6 Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-2

No. 21 Angelique Kerber beat No. 17 Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2

Brief Review:

Roger Federer overcame a slow start to move into the 2018 Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday, beating Tomas Berdych 7-6(1), 6-3, 6-4 to make the last four of the tournament for the third year in a row.

Federer’s win was eclipsed, however, by the achievement of his upcoming semi-final opponent, Hyeon Chung, who became the first South Korean to make a Grand Slam final following his 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3 win over Tennys Sandgren.

Chung carried the momentum through from his recent back-to-back wins over seeded stars Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev, besting Sandgren in three sets to set up a semi-final date opposite Federer.

Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber will collide in the semi-finals of the women’s singles, meanwhile, after they defeated Karolina Pliskova and Madison Keys, respectively, to advance in the tournament.

Day 11 Preview:

There’ll be at least one woman in the Australian Open final who is yet to win a major. Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki is up against 22-year-old Elise Mertens, who has reached the last four on her debut at the Australian Open. In the second of the semifinals, 2016 Australian and U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber faces No. 1-seeded Simona Halep, a two-time French Open finalist who has reached the semifinals at Melbourne Park for the first time.

On the men’s side, No. 6 Marin Cilic and Kyle Edmund are vying to become only the second player from outside the so-called ‘Big 4’ (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray) to reach an Australian Open final since Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s runner-up finish in 2008. Stan Wawrinka won the 2014 title.

 

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