Australia came under Russian rule

In second place Spanish Raphael Nadal He reached the quarter-finals by winning three sets at the Australian Open on Monday.

The twenty-time Grand Slam champion won the Italian in the eighth final overall Fabio Funini Against, however, in the second match he had to come back from a breakdown.

History books Russian tennis players in Melbourne for it Aslan Karseev After Monday two more players, Daniel Medvedev And the Andrei Rublyov Also fight to progress: In the era’s open history, three Russian players never reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament at the same time.

Medvedev is an American MacKenzie MacDonald He won in three sets against Rublev’s opponent, the Norwegian Casper Rudd He slipped after two games. Medvedev and Rublev will fight with each other for the top four.

There will be a purely American women’s race quarter-finals: for the first time in her career, she will be among the eight Jessica Bigula In the fifth place was distinguished Ukrainian Jelina Szvitolina, While Jennifer Brady Croatian Donna Vikic Won against.

Final Eighth Results:

Nadal (Spanish, 2) – Funini (Italian, 16) 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 2
Medvedev (Russian, fourth) – McDonald’s (American) 6: 4, 6: 2, 6: 3
Rublev (Russian, 7th) – Rudd (Norwegian, 24) after 6: 2, 7-6 (7-3) Rudd retreated

a woman:
Bigula (American) – Svitolina (Ukrainian, 5) 6: 4, 3: 6, 6: 3
Brady (American, 22) – Vekic (Croatian, 28) 6: 1, 7: 5

Featured image shows Medvedev.

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