WRAPUP 1-HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day eight
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Chung Hyeon turned in a relentless display of high energy tennis to stun six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic 7-6(4) 7-5 7-6(3) on Monday and become the first South Korean to reach a grand slam quarter-final.
Pliskova battles back to reach quarter-finals
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova reached her second Australian Open quarter-final by outlasting Barbora Strycova 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2 in an all-Czech battle that stretched into the early hours of Tuesday.
Sandgren wants more meat off grand slam bone - coach
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennys Sandgren's mantra at the Australian Open has been to "tear the meat off the bone" but the American outsider is not ready to leave the table despite his brilliant run to the quarter-finals, according to his coach Jim Madrigal.
Tennis-Young gun Chung blazes trail for South Korea
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Tennis success has proved elusive for South Korea but the east Asian nation can expect a belated rush of glory if young gun Chung Hyeon has his way.
Chung gives Djokovic a taste of his own medicine
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For Novak Djokovic it must have felt like some nightmarish fight to the death against a clone of himself on Monday as Chung Hyeon stunned the six-times Australian Open champion with a display ripped straight out of the Serb's textbook.
Tennis-Nadal braced for tough Cilic test in Melbourne showdown
MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal knows his path to a 17th grand slam title will only get tougher after a relatively routine run of opponents since his French Open triumph last June when he lines up against Marin Cilic in Tuesday's Australian Open quarter-final.
UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sandgren topples Thiem to keep Melbourne dream alive
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - American sensation Tennys Sandgren's dream debut at the Australian Open continued on Monday as the rank outsider upset fifth seed Dominic Thiem in a five-set thriller to reach an improbable quarter-final.
Halep beats pain, Osaka to reach quarter-finals
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep shook off a sleepless night racked with ankle pain to sweep past rising Japanese star Naomi Osaka and into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-2 victory on Monday.
Federer makes light of day shift to ease into last eight
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer was a strictly nocturnal beast throughout the first week of the Australian Open but proved just as effective with the sun on his back as he sauntered into the quarter-finals for the 14th time on Monday.
Tennis: Kerber back in quarter-finals club after tough year
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Angelique Kerber was driven to distraction by the unorthodox game of world number 88 Hsieh Su-wei but overhauled the Taiwanese battler 4-6 7-5 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.
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