Andy Murray is through to the Australian Open quarter-finals after a hard-worked 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday. The Bulgarian was 4-1 up in the fourth but the Scot rallied back superbly to win in 28 minutes short of four hours. Murray meets Nick Kyrgios in the last eight.
Earlier, Rafael Nadal cruised into the quarter-finals as he defeated South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 in Melbourne. Nadal did not have it all his own way in the first set, fending off six break points before seizing a rare opportunity on Anderson’s serve to clinch the opener. The left-hander goes on to face Tomas Berdych in the next round.
Berdych slayed hometown hero Bernard Tomic 6-2, 7-6, 6-2 in 121 minutes. Berdych bombed down 17 aces and 52 winners compared to Tomic’s respective six and 27. There was good news for South Africa as Lloyd Harris and doubles partner Juan Jose Rosas of Peru progressed to the second round after a 3-6, 7-5, 10-8 win over Nam Hoang Ly (Vietnam) and Christian Sigsgaard (Denmark).
Wayne Ferreira also rolled back the years teaming up with Michael Chang in the Legends Doubles, however the duo were defeated by Henri Laconte and Mark Philippoussis 4-3, 4-3, 4-3.