Men’s Fourth Round results:
No. 1 Rafael Nadal beat No. 24 Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov beat No. 17 Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (4)
No. 6 Marin Cilic beat No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (0), 7-6 (3)
Kyle Edmund beat Andreas Seppi 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-2, 6-3
Women’s Fourth Round results:
No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki beat No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-0
No. 4 Elina Svitolina beat Denisa Allertova 6-3, 6-0
Carla Suarez Navarro beat No.32 Anett Kontaveit 4-6, 6-4, 8-6
Elise Mertens beat Petra Martic 7-6 (5), 7-5.
Third seed Grigor Dimitrov fought past Nick Kyrgios 7-6(3), 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(4) at the Australian Open on Sunday to secure a quarter-final place.
In an enjoyable encounter that included some curious behaviour from Kyrgios, Dimitrov was able to remain calm and come through decisively on crucial points.
The Bulgarian joins top seed Rafael Nadal in the quarter finals, as the Spaniard overcame the challenge of the determined Diego Schwartzman in four sets earlier on in the day. Nadal will face Marin Cilic next, who beat Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday.
In the women’s draw, second seed Caroline Wozniacki dropped just three games on her way to the quarter-finals, sauntering past Magdalena Rybarikova. There were also wins for Carla Suarez Navarro and Elise Mertens.
Day 7 Preview:
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber continue their quests for potential semifinal matchups when fourth-round matches conclude in their halves of the draw at Melbourne Park. Defending champion Federer plays former top-ranked junior Marton Fucsovics, who upset 13th-seeded Sam Querrey in the second round. Djokovic, a six-time champion here, plays Hyeon Chung. Halep and Kerber also head towards a potential semifinal meeting, and Kerber has form on her side. She’s on a 12-match winning streak, including the Sydney International title and a third-round win here over Maria Sharapova.
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