The last 8 spots in the quarterfinals will be filled Monday at the Australian Open. Former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic head toward a Friday semifinal, but first they have work to do.
Federer is finally featured in the afternoon against little-known Hungarian Marton Fuxsovocs. The 25-year-old Fucsovics had never won a Grand Slam match until this week, and until last fall in Basel had never reached an ATP quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Federer hasn’t lost a set and has won 10 straight matches in Melbourne.
Novak Djokovic gets night billing against 21-year-old Hyeon Chung. Djokovic drilled Chung two years ago in the first round in Melbourne, but the Korean is much-improved and Djokovic is coming off a long sabbatical.
Tomas Berdych battle feisty vet Fabio Fognini and Tennys Sandgren hopes to kick his dream run going against Dominic Thiem.
In the women’s fourth round, Angelique Kerber resumes her bid for a second Australian Open title against the surprising Su-Wei Shuai. After her marathon win, Simona Halep returns to face the hard-hitting Naomi Osaka and in the evening Karolina Pliskova collides with Barbora Strycova in an all-Czech battle.
American Madison Keys opens play on Rod Laver against French No. 1 Caroline Garcia.
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