The quarter-final draw. The seventh day of the Australian Open closed with wins for world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverv, Grigor Dimitrov and Aslan Karatsev, who have already secured a place in the decisive stage of the contest.
The Serbian, who until the last moment had not confirmed his participation due to the pain in the abdominal area that he suffered in front of Taylor Fritz, beat Milos Raonic in four sets by 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1 and 6-4. In the quarterfinals there is a more than interesting duel for the world of tennis: will be measured with Zverev for a place in semis.
The German, N ° 7 of the circuit, he beat Dusan Lajovic smoothly. It was a 6-4, 7-6 (5) and 6-3 victory in just over two hours of play and will play his eighth game against the Serbian, whom he beat him only twice. They never met at the Australian Open.
On the other hand, and what was one of the surprises of the day, Dimitrov beat Dominic Thiem. The funny thing was that the Austrian was never close to complicating the Bulgarian, who took the match in straight sets by 6-4, 6-4 and 6-0.
The world number 19 will face the revelation of the men’s box: Karatsev, Diego Schwartzman’s executioner, fought for almost three and a half hours before Felix Auger-Aliassime, who kept the first two sets and was losing ground to the strength of his rival. Thus, the Russian stayed with the meeting for 3-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4.
A new day of the men’s team has left, which in the next matches will meet the rest of the members of the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.