|Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 16-29 January
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Can anybody deny Novak Djokovic a record-extending tenth males’s singles title on the Australian Open?
Solely two different top-10 seeds stay on the quarter-final stage, with 2022 champion Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud amongst these to undergo early exits.
Of these nonetheless standing in Melbourne, 21-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic is the one main winner.
Regardless of being hampered by a hamstring harm, he has misplaced just one set in his 4 matches as far as he seems to be to make up for misplaced time after lacking final yr’s event.
The previous world primary, who was deported after his visa was cancelled in 2022, has not misplaced a match on the Australian Open since 2018.
Can anybody cease him this yr?
Fifth seed Rublev would be the subsequent to strive, when he takes on Djokovic within the quarter-finals.
The Russian got here again from 5-0 down in a final-set tie-break to beat Danish 19-year-old Holger Rune within the fourth spherical.
Rublev, 25, is aiming to achieve a maiden Grand Slam semi-final however has misplaced in straight units in two of his three earlier encounters with Djokovic.
Greek third seed Tsitsipas is the best ranked participant remaining within the draw and has reached the semi-final stage in Melbourne in three of the previous 4 years.
The 2021 French Open finalist, 24, had received 11 successive units earlier than he survived a fightback by Jannik Sinner within the fourth spherical.
Awaiting Tsitsipas within the quarter-finals is 21-year-old Czech Lehecka, who had not received a main-draw match at a Grand Slam previous to this event.
Knocked out within the first spherical on his debut in any respect 4 Slams final yr, he has already brought about a number of upsets in Melbourne by knocking out twenty first seed Borna Coric, eleventh seed Cameron Norrie and sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Russian 18th seed Khachanov, 26, progressed to the Australian Open final eight in model, recording consecutive bagel units in a 6-0 6-0 7-6 (7-4) win over Yoshihito Nishioka.
Having by no means gone past the third spherical at Melbourne Park, Khachanov is aiming to achieve his fourth main quarter-final after recording his finest Slam end result ultimately yr’s US Open by reaching the ultimate 4.
Khachanov will come up towards American twenty ninth seed Korda subsequent, following the 22-year-old’s fantastic run to the quarters.
Korda, the son of former Tour-level gamers Petr and Regina and brother of former girls’s world primary golfer Nelly, beat 2022 finalist Daniil Medvedev within the third spherical earlier than seeing off tenth seed Hubert Hurkacz within the final 16.
American Shelton, 20, is the unknown amount of this yr’s Australian Open, reaching the quarter-finals in his first journey outdoors the USA.
He has already bested his father’s Grand Slam file after Bryan Shelton reached the fourth spherical of Wimbledon in 1994, however the tour beginner has spoken of the liberty he feels having already exceeded expectations in Melbourne.
Shelton, ranked 89th on this planet, will tackle Tommy Paul in an all-American quarter-final.
The 2023 Australian Open is already one to recollect for Paul, who’s having fun with his longest run at a Grand Slam having by no means beforehand progressed previous the third spherical.
The 25-year-old world quantity 35 defeated tour veteran Roberto Bautista Agut in 4 units within the fourth spherical – his second overcome a seed in Melbourne having earlier crushed one other Spaniard, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, in 5 units.