Medvedev will face Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fight for a place in the semifinals. Auger-Alliasime defeated former Melbourne finalist Marin Cilic in the round of 16 with a score of 2:6.7:6(7)6:2.7:6(4). Last year Medvedev lost the final at the Australian Open against Novak Djokovic. He finally won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open.
For women, the two-time Grand Slam winner Halep was eliminated in the round of 16. The Romanian, who was still in the final in 2018, lost out to the unseeded French player Alizé Cornet with 4: 6.6: 3.4: 6. At temperatures of more than 30 degrees, Halep could see the exertion. The 30-year-old Romanian repeatedly leaned on her racket between rallies or did not walk properly to some balls. During the breaks on the bench, both players tried to cool down with ice packs or towels.
Cornet is now in a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time and now meets Danielle Collins from the USA, who is 27th. Collins, in turn, triumphed against Elise Mertens from Belgium 4:6.6:4.6:4.
Rafael Nadal is also still in the tournament. The Spaniard is just three steps away from his 21st Major title. On Sunday, Rafael Nadal defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the round of 16 of the Australian Open after a very tight first set 7: 6 (14), 6: 2, 6: 2. However, there will be no duel against Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals. The German was beaten by Denis Shapovalov 3:6,6:7(5),3:6.