Grigor Dimitrov Eliminated at 1/4-final from the Australian Open

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The contest was quickly becoming a base-line duel for supremacy as Dimitrov saved a further break point in a tense seventh game exchange, refusing to bow to an untimely exit.

Defending champion Roger Federer has progressed to the last eight of the Australian Open for the 14th time after a 6-4 7-6 (3) 6-2 victory over Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.

Kyle Edmund reached his first-ever Grand Slam semi-final after his upset win over Grigor Dimitrov in the Australian Open on Tuesday, 23 January.

After winning the match, Edmund paid tribute to the team behind his rise and said, 'My game style is obviously an aggressive one.

Zverev was punished under a new rule implemented by the Grand Slam Board in the off-season meant to deter players with pre-existing injuries from starting tournaments and retiring from first-round matches.

"It's really tough to accept".

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Chung beat fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev 5-7, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 six days after a win over No. 32 Mischa Zverev. Since then I've just kept that going basically". "I was not ready to produce a good level of tennis".

Now Edmund is one win away from advancing to the final and a chance to win an Australian Open title - Murray has lost five times here in the championship match.

There are limits to human endurance, and Nadal found his on Tuesday.

"I had a bit of a dip in that second set - I think it was quite poor tennis at some points - but in the third set I managed to break him right at the end". "You don't think of those things when you play but it's something to be proud of. It's here high", Nadal said. Other players have expressed similar views.

"First of all, credit to her".

This year's Australian Open is shaping up more as one of discovery.

The 22-year-old next faces 2016 champion Angelique Kerber. The Brit won the first set 6-4 before Dmitrov levelled the match at 1-1 taking the second set 6-3.

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It kept alive his push for a 17th Grand Slam title and also ensured he will remain No. 1 when the new rankings come out after the tournament.

Despite having never played in a Grand Slam quarter-final, it showed little sign of affecting him as he subdued a nervy Dimitrov.

German Angelique Kerber gave credit to Hsieh Su-wei for a thrilling fourth-round encounter on Rod Laver Arena. "Missing this previous year, I feel like I'm playing without pressure and just going out and playing my game", the American said after her fourth-round victory. "You dream of playing in grand slams, first of all". "It's probably the first time I've done well on my own, so there's more attention there".

Edmond's quarterfinal opponent will be third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, who beat Nick Kyrgios in four sets later Sunday. "I just really tried to enjoy the moment". He now finds himself on the brink of reaching the final - a feat achieved five times by countryman Andy Murray. In the fourth set, chasing a drop shot, he felt the pain get worse "but didn't realize how bad".

After Cilic broke his serve, the 31-year-old Spaniard went to shake hands with the umpire and his opponent, and angrily hurled his headband into his equipment bag. If he needed a fitness test in the first week in his comeback from an injured right knee, he got it.

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