Australian Open 2021, Day eight: Rafael Nadal vs Fabio Fognini; Ash Barty in opposition to Shelby Rogers

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal laughs throughout an interview following his win over Britain’s Cameron Norrie of their third spherical match a the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 13

A fast have a look at the Australian Open:


Rafael Nadal will play Italian veteran Fabio Fognini for a spot within the Australian Open quarterfinals on Day eight. Nadal has been bothered by again stiffness however has come by means of three rounds with out dropping a set and is beginning to really feel OK. He’s aiming for a males’s file 21st main title. ATP Cup winners Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev may arrange an all-Russian quarterfinal in the event that they advance by means of the fourth spherical. Fourth-seeded Medvedev will take a 17-match profitable streak into his match in opposition to Mackenzie McDonald. Rublev is enjoying Casper Ruud within the subsequent match on Margaret Courtroom Enviornment. Prime-ranked Ash Barty will proceed her quest for a drought-breaking win for Australian girls on the nationwide championship when she takes on American Shelby Rogers in an evening match. The final Australian lady to win the title was Chris O’Neil in 1978. Two different American girls are concerned within the fourth-round matchups: No. 22 Jennifer Brady is enjoying No. 28 Donna Vekic and Jessica Pegula is in opposition to fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina. No. 18 Elise Mertens takes on Karolina Muchova within the different match.


Principally sunny, excessive of 27 levels Celsius (68 Fahrenheit)


Cloud clearing to a sunny afternoon, excessive of 20 Celsius (81 Fahrenheit).


Ladies’s Fourth Spherical: No. 2 Simona Halep beat No. 15 Iga Swiatek Three-6, 6-1, 6-Four; No. Three Naomi Osaka beat No. 14 Garbiñe Muguruza Four-6, 6-Four, 7-5; No. 10 Serena Williams beat No. 7 Aryna Sabalenka 6-Four, 2-6, 6-Four; Hsieh Su-Wei beat No. 19 Marketa Vondrousova 6-Four, 6-2.

Males’s Fourth Spherical: No. 18 Grigor Dimitrov beat No. Three Dominic Thiem 6-Four, 6-Four, 6-Zero; No. 6 Alexander Zverev beat No. 23 Dusan Lajovic 6-Four, 7-6 (5), 6-Three; Aslan Karatsev beat No. 20 Felix Auger-Aliassime Three-6, 1-6, 6-Three, 6-Three, 6-Four.


25 — years since a person reached the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam on debut. Karatsev’s fourth-round win made him the primary to attain that since Alex Radulescu at Wimbledon in 1996.


“I’ll be prepared for anybody.” Karatsev, after beating a second seeded participant in three days, on who he’d favor to play within the Australian Open quarterfinals.

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