Edmund reaches first grand slam quarter-final in Australia

Edmund reaches first grand slam quarter-final in Australia

Edmund reaches first grand slam quarter-final in Australia

Two weeks ago I lost against him. Svitolina's next match is against Elise Mertens, who is on a winning streak following a title run in Hobart last week and is into the quarterfinals on debut at the Australian Open.

Wozniacki is through to her first Australian Open quarter-final since 2012 but what gave the Dane the greatest pleasure was succeeding in playing the tweener, a rarity in the women's game.

He'll next face Grigor Dimitrov, who came out on top of a fierce struggle against Nick Kyrgios.

Britain's Kyle Edmund reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time after coming from a set down to oust Italian Andreas Seppi 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-2 6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday.

The British number two, speaking after his win over Seppi, said: "It's a good feeling, an interesting match and I didn't think I got off to the best of starts - he was dictating things and I had to change the course of the match".

Minutes later he was 3-0 up with a break in the third set and the match had been turned on its head. So why does he rate Edmund's chances better against Dimitrov than he would have done against Kyrgios? The start of their match was delayed by a late finish of the day program on the main arena at Melbourne Park.

'Once I broke him in the second set I took control of the momentum.

Clearly Edmund was listening because as Rosengren has watched his charge beat Kevin Anderson in five sets, Denis Istomin in three, Nikoloz Basilashvili in five and now Seppi in four, Rosengren has seen his words turning into results. I have to believe I'm going to win and believe in my game and stuff.


But the Brit produced a superb, sustained burst of controlled aggression and fantastic serving to clinch a truly special win.

Cilic, who defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7 (2/7) 6-3 7-6 (7/0) 7-6 (7/3), reached his second grand slam final at Wimbledon last season and has set himself lofty goals for 2018.

Mertens, who successfully defended her Hobart International title last week, finished a year ago ranked 35th, up from No. 120 in 2016. "It's just another match that I need to go through", he said after his fourth-round victory over Nick Kyrgios.

Serving at 5-3, his arm tightened and Kyrgios pounced but Dimitrov hit back strongly in the tie-break to move to within a set of victory.

Seppi saved three break points at 1-1 in the fourth set and then had treatment on his right shoulder after the following game.

Suarez Navarro advanced on her third match point when the 22-year-old Estonian player hit a forehand long. "That's the way I have approached it, one match at a time, and I continue to do that".

In the last eight Edmund will face third seed Grigor Dimitrov, who ended Australia's hopes of a home victor by beating Nick Kyrgios in a memorable clash.

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