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The fourth round of the Australian Open is underway. Home favorite Alex De Minaur headlines the tournament's middle Sunday night session against fifth seed Andrey Rublev.

Novak Djokovic made it to the quarterfinals on Sunday after losing just three games in a 6-0, 6-0, 6-3 win over Adrian Mannarino. The Serb faces Taylor Fritz after beating seventh seed Stefanos Tsisipas in four sets, while Jannik Sinner is also into the last eight after a straight sets win over Karen Khachanov.

Defending champion Aryna Sabalenka also won confidently in the women's singles, beating Amanda Anisimova 6:3, 6:2. US Open winner Coco Gauff will also be in the quarterfinals after a 6:1, 6:2 win over Magdalena Frech.

There was a major shock on Saturday when world number 1 and top seed Iga Swiatek crashed out of the Australian Open after suffering a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Czech teenager Linda Noskova. British number 1 Cameron Norrie reached the fourth round for the first time after claiming an impressive four-set win over number 11 seed Casper Ruud.

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Australian Open LIVE: Latest score of Alex de Minaur against Andrey Rublev

Alex de Minaur 2-4 Andrey Rublev*

Some great hands from the Australian at the net at 30-30, hitting a backhand slice back to where it came from crosscourt.

De Minaur also intervenes on the offensive at game points and scores the winning goal with his backhand on the open field.

Good stop from De Minaur.

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Kieran Jackson21. January 2024 08:43


Australian Open LIVE: Latest score of Alex de Minaur against Andrey Rublev

*Alex de Minaur 1-4 Andrey Rublev

Rublev lets out a huge scream after missing a dolly put-away at the net – but with the score at 0-30, Rublev recovers with good defense and deep groundstrokes to now have a three-game lead in this first set.

Kieran Jackson21. January 2024 08:36


Australian Open LIVE: Latest score of Alex de Minaur against Andrey Rublev

Alex de Minaur 1-3 Andrey Rublev*

Some strong shots from both men, but the fifth seed comes out on top! De Minaur is too strong to handle and the Russian gets first blood at Rod Laver Arena.

Kieran Jackson21. January 2024 08:33


Australian Open LIVE: Latest score of Alex de Minaur against Andrey Rublev

*Alex de Minaur 1-2 Andrey Rublev

That serve was overall more comfortable for Rublev, who didn't allow De Minaur an inch after the Australian fended off a drop shot to win the first set.

The Russian has already struck a big blow.

Kieran Jackson21. January 2024 08:30


Australian Open LIVE: Latest score of Alex de Minaur against Andrey Rublev

Alex de Minaur 1-1 Andrey Rublev*

A solid hold for the Australian first, until 15. Some good first serves were found early on.

Kieran Jackson21. January 2024 08:27


Australian Open LIVE: Latest score of Alex de Minaur against Andrey Rublev

*Alex de Minaur 0-1 Andrey Rublev

Two double faults on the ad side already from Andrey Rublev – and he's already showing some frustration with some wind on the pitch!

First, two break points for De Minaur – and at number 2, De Minaur misses a glaring forehand volley to seal the game!

It proves costly as Rublev has to watch the game end while De Minaur goes astray at the back of the pitch.

The man of the court, Rod Laver, is present in the front row to support his compatriot!

Kieran Jackson21. January 2024 08:21


Australian Open LIVE: Latest score of Alex de Minaur against Andrey Rublev

Both players will be on the court during Rod Laver Arena nights!

And huge cheers for Australian number 1 Alex de Minaur! It's No. 11 against No. 5, but can De Minaur spring a surprise?

It will be Rublev who starts the serve!

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Kieran Jackson21. January 2024 08:15


Cameron Norrie's 'bold' new plan leads to Australian Open breakthrough

Cameron Norrie went into his third-round match against Casper Ruud at the Australian Open knowing history was not on his side. The British No. 1 had lost all three of his matches against Ruud, the No. 11 seed and three-time Grand Slam finalist, and had won just a single set from the eight games played. The British No. 1 had failed to reach the second week of the Australian Open in his last five attempts and narrowly survived her previous match against Giulio Zeppieri after falling two sets behind in the Italian qualifier on Thursday.

Although Norrie knew after a disappointing season last year that defeat would have continued his flagging form in the majors, he rose to the challenge and delivered arguably his most impressive Grand Slam performance, defeating Ruud 6-4, 6-6. 7, 6-4 defeated 6-3 in just over three hours. Norrie, who is often a cautious, cautious batsman and prefers to stay near the safe baseline to achieve long, physical victories, took a completely different approach and attacked the net relentlessly against the Norwegian to revive his career to revitalize this level.

Kieran Jackson21. January 2024 08:06


Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff remain on a collision course

While Iga Swiatek's surprise loss to Linda Noskova on Saturday means that none of the top 10 seeds in the top half of the draw have made it to the fourth round, Sabalenka and Gauff in the bottom half are on a collision course for the semi-finals.

Neither has lost a set so far and they have lost just eight games in the fourth round, with Sabalenka defeating Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 6-2 and Gauff earning a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Magdalena Frech.

Kieran Jackson21. January 2024 08:03


Novak Djokovic sets the record with 58th Grand Slam quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic equaled Roger Federer's record by reaching his 58th Grand Slam quarterfinal in style at the Australian Open.

It appeared the world number one could achieve this by becoming the first player to achieve a 'triple bagel' victory at the tournament by winning the first 13 games against Adrian Mannarino.

The Frenchman looked enormously relieved when he finally took to the court in the second game of the third set, but Djokovic, playing in his 73rd major tournament, won comfortably 6-0, 6-0, 6-3.

After starting the tournament with an illness and enduring two long matches, Djokovic now looks in threatening shape, although he was still angered by the crowd at times.

Kieran Jackson21. January 2024 08:00