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Highlights from Australian open day five: Kyrgios set up clash with Dimitrov, usual suspects off to last 16

  • Published at 04:36 am January 20th, 2018
  • Last updated at 04:36 am January 20th, 2018
Highlights from Australian open day five: Kyrgios set up clash with Dimitrov, usual suspects off to last 16
World number one Rafa Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-3 6-1 victory over Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur on Friday, while home favourite Nick Kyrgios ousted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with a hard-fought 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(5) win. Kyrgios and his childhood idol Tsonga played out a classic match with the 22-year-old Australian maintaining his composure to seal a spot in the last 16. The 17th-seed will face world number three Grigor Dimitrov next, following the Bulgarian's victory over Andrey Rublev. Women's world number two Caroline Wozniacki and fourth-seed Elina Svitolina also eased to third round wins at Melbourne Park along with Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova, Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro and Belgian Elise Mertens. Estonian Anett Kontaveit pulled off the only major upset of the day as she knocked out French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, leaving Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber as the only two former grand slam winners left in the women's draw. Former world number ones Kerber and Sharapova will face off in their highly-anticipated third round fixture on Saturday. Meanwhile, sixth-seed Marin Cilic, Briton Kyle Edmund, Argentine Diego Schwartzman and Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta also progressed to the fourth round of the men's draw. WOZNIACKI EASES PAST BERTENS World number two Caroline Wozniacki raced to a 6-4 6-3 win over Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands to set up a last 16 clash with 19th-seeded Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova. KONTAVEIT PULLS OFF OSTAPENKO UPSET Estonia's 32nd-seed Anett Kontaveit knocked out French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko with a 6-3 1-6 6-3 win over the Latvian. It is the second time that Kontaveit has progressed to the fourth round of a grand slam, having previously done so at the U.S. Open in 2015. She will take on Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro. CILIC OUSTS HARRISON Sixth-seed Marin Cilic beat American Ryan Harrison 7-6(4) 6-3 7-6(4) to progress to the fourth round for the first time since 2011. Croatian Cilic will meet Spanish 10th-seed Pablo Carreno-Busta in the next round. KYRGIOS BATTLES PAST TSONGA Home favourite Nick Kyrgios earned a hard-fought 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(5) victory over France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the second time. American actor Will Smith watched as Kyrgios sealed the win and the 22-year-old was star-struck. "When I saw him out here, I was so nervous. I just wanted him to think I was cool!," Kyrgios said. The Australian 17th-seed faces a tough battle against world number three Grigor Dimitrov in the last 16. MURRAY BROTHERS HAIL EDMUND'S FIGHTING SPIRIT Three-times grand slam champion Andy Murray and brother Jamie took to Twitter to congratulate fellow Briton Kyle Edmund for his impressive victory over Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili. "Physical test passed.. Mental strength passed..I reckon that's biggest win of @kyle8edmund career! Well done kedders @AustralianOpen," Andy said. Jamie tweeted: "So happy for you @kyle8edmund What a fight! #slugfest." DIMITROV TAKES RUBLEV REVENGE World number three Grigor Dimitrov avenged his second round defeat by Andrey Rublev at last year's U.S. Open, beating the Russian 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-4 to book a place in round of 16. CARRENO BUSTA BOOKS FOURTH ROUND SPOT World number 11 Pablo Carreno Busta's measured approach earned him a 7-6(4) 4-6 7-5 7-5 victory over Big-serving Gilles Muller in the third round. Luxembourg's Muller fired 74 winners, including 40 aces, but failed to control the match, having chalked up 36 unforced errors.   DOMINANT SVITOLINA THROUGH TO ROUND FOUR World number four Elina Svitolina cruised into the round of 16, beating fellow Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk 6-2 6-2. It ends the dream run of 15-year-old Kostyuk, who became the youngest player to reach the third round of a grand slam since Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the 1997 U.S. Open. "It's sad that it was against a Ukrainian girl. That's always tough," Svitolina said. "(Kostyuk) always fights until the end. She has a very bright future and you're definitely going to hear a lot more about her."  
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