MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY
There couldn’t be extra contrasting males’s quarterfinals on the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic continues to be on observe for his tenth title at Melbourne Park and now faces No. 5 seed Andrey Rublev — who’s 0-6 in Grand Slam quarterfinals. The opposite males’s match Wednesday encompasses a pair of unseeded 20-something People: Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul. Neither has ever been this far at a significant event and the matchup between the 89th-ranked Shelton, a 20-year-old from Florida, and the Thirty fifth-ranked Paul, a 25-year-old from New Jersey, would be the first Slam quarterfinal between two males from the U.S. since 2007, when Andy Roddick beat Mardy Fish in Melbourne. Roddick’s title on the U.S. Open 20 years in the past stays the final main singles championship for an American man. There’s additionally a recent face among the many girls: Magda Linette is taking part in in her first quarterfinal in 30 Grand Slam appearances at age 31. She faces Karolina Pliskova, a two-time runner-up at majors. The opposite quarterfinalists are showing for the primary time within the final eight at Melbourne Park: No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka and unseeded Donna Vekic. Sabalenka is 8-0 in 2023.
TUESDAY’S KEY RESULTS
Girls’s Quarterfinals: No. 22 Elena Rybakina beat No. 17 Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4.
Males’s Quarterfinals: No. 18 Karen Khachanov beat No. 29 Sebastian Korda 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-0, retired.
Partly cloudy with a excessive of 83 levels Fahrenheit (28 levels Celsius).
STAT OF THE DAY
35 — Event-leading ace depend for Elena Rybakina, together with 11 towards Jelena Ostapenko.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It’s clearly not the best way you need to end a match, and I feel till a sure level, it was very aggressive and a great battle.” — Karen Khachanov on Sebastian Korda’s mid-match retirement due to an injured proper wrist.
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