Nadal, Kyrgios Coast Into Last 16 In Melbourne

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No. 1 Rafael Nadal reached his 10 Australian Open quarterfinal, his 33 major final eight overall defeating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 while No. 3 seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria edged past No. 17 seed Nick Kyrgios from Australia 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (4).

Nadal took only 22 minutes to win the first set, and it would have been even quicker had Dzumhur not saved a break and set point to claim his only game of the opener. But that's the way to try to play better. He did a lot of things well and I didn't play as aggressive as I had in the last couple of days.

Schwartzman had other ideas, though, hitting back immediately - something he would be forced to do on three occasions in the second, including when Nadal served for it at 6-5.

He broke in the third game of the fourth set, but had to make some monumental holds of service to keep Schwartzman at bay, winning on his third match point with a return victor.

It was Seppi's turn to take a medical timeout for a shoulder problem at the start of the fourth set but by now Edmund was earning break points on the Italian's every service game and only required the one to clinch the victory.

Rafael Nadal's hopes of going one better than past year and winning the Australian Open are still alive, following his four-set victory over Diego Scwartzman.

"Then in the third and fourth my serve started working better, and probably that's why I am here with a victory".

The youngest player in the tournament and the oldest player in the men's draw went out earlier on Day 5.

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Bopanna and Babos dispatched the unseeded Australian pairing of Andrew Whittington and Ellen Perez 6-2, 6-4. The victory ensured Nadal, who lost a five-set classic to long-time rival Roger Federer in the final previous year, will retain his World No.1 ranking.

"I know it's going to be tough", said Australia's last man standing, who withdrew from the men's doubles on Saturday to save himself for an all-out assault on the singles.

The victor will play Briton Kyle Edmund, who reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final with a 6-7 (4/7), 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 win over Italy's Andreas Seppi.

"My opinion [is] that [it] is not safe enough sometimes, you know?"

"Four the last four games I've been asking to turn on the lights because it's dark", Zverev said.

You wouldn't expect anything different this time around as you look ahead to a potential quarter-final against either Marin Cilic or another Spaniard, Pablo Carreño-Busta. Next up for her is a meeting with Carla Suarez Navarro, who won a thriller 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 against Anett Kontaveit in the round of 16.

Asked what he said, he replied: "I said, I watched a load of your movies a bunch of times". If he is in a good mood, the chances are he might be able to win. "Quarter-finals already", said Nadal.

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