Nadal dominant as big guns survive

Dimitrov holds off Kyrgios as wait for home champion goes on

  • ontennis
  • 21 January 2018
  • 09:01

Grigor Dimitrov booked an Australian Open quarter-final meeting with Kyle Edmund after overcoming home hope Nick Kyrgios in four sets on Sunday.

The Bulgarian, seeded third at Melbourne Park, prevailed 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-6 (7-4) in a gripping encounter played in front of a partisan crowd on Rod Laver Arena.

Wawrinka discovers Tennys has game to go with the name

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  • 18 January 2018
  • 02:01

Aptly named rank outsider Tennys Sandgren ensured Stan Wawrinka's comeback from injury lasted just two matches by pulling off a second-round Australian Open shock.

Sandgren moved into the top 100 in the rankings for the first time last year and could make further strides in 2018 on the evidence of a 6-2 6-1 6-4 defeat of ninth seed Wawrinka on Margaret Court Arena.

Muguruza outfoxed by Hsieh in second-round defeat

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  • 18 January 2018
  • 07:01

Third seed Garbine Muguruza became the latest big-name casualty at the Australian Open as she lost 7-6(1) 6-4 in the second round to tricky Taiwanese doubles specialist Hsieh Su-wei on Thursday.

In searing heat on Rod Laver Arena, the powerful Wimbledon champion never got to grips with 88th-ranked Hsieh's unusual game style and looked totally perplexed by the end.


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