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Australia: Djokovic ran over on his way to the quarterfinals, and will meet Rublev, who recorded a tremendous comeback

The Serbian overcame De Minor 2:6, 1:6, 2:6, and is waiting for Rossi who came back from a deficit and saved 2 match points in a great battle against Rona. Women’s: Savalanka, Lint, Vekic and Pliskova advanced to the quarterfinals

The round of 16 at the Australian Championships continued today (Monday), with the impressive Novak Djokovic again in the spotlight as he took another step towards Grand Slam number 22 in his career. Quarter-final matches: menKaren Khachanov – Sebastian Kordheizy Lehcheka – Stefanos TsitsipasAndrey Rublev – Novak Djokovic Ben Shelton – Tommy PolansWomen Shalina Rybakina – Jelena Ostapenko Jessica Pegula – Victoria Azarenka Karolina Pliskova – Magda Lintarina Savalanka – Donna Vekic

Novak Djokovic (4,Serbia) – Alex De Minor (22, Australia) 2:6, 1:6, 2:6 Another display of purpose by the world number 1: while the top ranked are falling one after the other, the great favorite for the title continues to take giant steps closer to a Grand Slam number 22nd career, and 10th career win in Australia. Today the victim was the talented Australian, who wanted to create a sensation in front of the home crowd, but encountered Nola at his best, who completed his 86th victory in the tournament (!) in an easier than expected way. Djokovic completed the victory in 2 hours and 7 minutes en route to his 13th quarterfinal in Melbourne, hitting 26 winners, breaking the Australian’s serve 6 times, showing aggressiveness with 14 of his 21 forehands, and noGiving De Minor even allowed one break in his 12 service games. Andrey Rublev (5, Russia) – Holger Rona (9, Denmark) 3:6, 6:3, 3:6, 6:4, 6:7 (9:11) What a huge battle between the two great and combative tennis players who came into the game In good shape, with high hopes for success in the tournament. Rublev led 0:1 and 1:2 in the sets, but the Dane equalized twice and forced a decisive – and dramatic – set. In the fifth set Rona achieved a break and already served for the win, but Rublev managed to come back with a break and a game on the zero and equalize at 5:5. Leading 5:6, Denmark had two match points, but Rublev saved twice from match points and took four straight points to force a decisive tiebreaker. in the last tie-breakThe 19-year-old Dane led 0:5 and 4:7, but the unbreakable Rublev again knew how to come back and became 7:9. Now the Russians had two match-points, and this time the Dane saved them both and equalized at 9:9. Then, with the Russian leading 9:10, he enjoyed a lucky hit, with the help of the net, when the ball miraculously landed on the Dane’s side of the court, and the Russian won – and advanced to the last eight in a Grand Slam for the seventh time in his career. Rublev has never made it past the quarter-finals stage in the various Grand Slams, as he did at Roland Garros and the 2022 US Championship, and will hope that this time he can make the jump. Roberto Bautista Agut (24, Spain) – Tommy Paul (USA) 6:2, 4:7, 6:2, 7:5 Paul (35th in the world) qualified for the Grand Slam quarterfinals for the first time in his career,For a surprising American derby. After already knocking out another Spanish seed in the second round – Alejandro Davidovich Poquina (30) – Paul beat another Spaniard, this time in 3:19 hours, and in fact his success is not particularly surprising, after he improved his record in Grand Slams from the beginning of 2022 to 4:10. He won thanks to 11 aces, 58 winners, five breaks, in a match where he saved 8 of his opponent’s 10 break opportunities. The Spaniard, who knocked out the combative Andy Murray in the third round, ends his journey. Ben Shelton (USA) – JJ Wolf (USA) 7:6 (5), 2:6, 7:6 (4), 6:7 (4), 2:6 after 3 hours and 47 minutes the American derby was decided, which was also of course the surprise derby. Shelton (89th in the world), one of the great stories of the championship,Proceeds to the quarterfinals, in only his second career Grand Slam, at the end of a grueling match in which he hit 23 aces and a total of 64 winners. His countryman (67 in the world), made a dream debut in Australia, after surprising Diego Schwartzman in the second round, and he also hoped to qualify for the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, but throughout the match he was unable to break his opponent’s serve even once (0 from 2 in break options) and finished his journey in a respectable way.

Caroline Garcia (4, France) – Magda Lint (Poland) 7:6, 6:4 Shabiontek was eliminated? Another Pole stars. After reaching the semi-finals in the last US Championship, the French Garcia hoped to reach the deciding stages this time as well, and maybeTo win a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. But Poland, which had already knocked out two ranked players in the early stages, caused another surprise and at the age of 30, the 45th ranked player registered the record achievement of her career. Lynette registered a critical break to 5:5 and in the tiebreaker of the first set she kept her cool. In the second set, she broke right at the crucial moment for 4:5 on the way to victory and a meeting with Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals. Aryna Savalanka (5, Belarus) – Belinda Bencic (12, Switzerland) 5:7, 2:6 In the previous two years, the Belarusian was stopped in the round of 16 in Australia, but this time she broke the deadlock and qualified for the first time in her career to the quarterfinals in the first Grand Slam of the year when she was not yet lost even one setSo far. Savalanka was broken early in the first set, but responded with two breaks and in the second set she broke twice again on her way to a victory that set her up for a meeting with the Croatian Donna Vecic in the last eight. Shui Zhang (23, China) – Karolina Pliskova (30, Czech Republic) 6:0, 6:4 At the age of 34, the Chinese hoped to equal her record achievement in Grand Slams and qualify for the quarterfinals. However, the Czech, who has not yet lost her game in the tournament, recorded an eighth consecutive victory over her opponent and quite easily on her way to a meeting with the surprising Magda Linnet in the quarterfinals. Pliskova humiliated her opponent with a bagel in the first set. Zhang made sounds of a comeback and broke for 2:4 in the second set, but was immediately broken twice and Plishkova celebrated. Donna and Kitch(Croatia) – Linda Pavarartova (Czech Republic) 2:6, 6:1, 3:6 The Croatian (64th in the world), who qualified once in her career for the Grand Slam quarterfinals, equaled her record achievement, after surprising Ludmila Samsonova in the second round. The 17-year-old Czech (82nd in the world) experienced an overall wonderful tournament in the second Grand Slam of her career and managed to stretch her experienced opponent to three sets, but Vekic managed to break to 3:5 in the decisive set and set up a meeting with Sabalanka in the quarterfinals.< /p>

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