Melbourne: Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka and Austria's Dominic Thiem have entered the quarter-finals of the year's first Grand Slam Australian Open. The 15th seed Wawrinka won the Australian Open title in 2014. Whereas, Dominic Thiem reached the quarter-finals for the first time in the history of the Australian Open. The 26-year-old Theme retired from the second round of the tournament last year.
Fifth seed Dominic Thiem defeated France's Gayle Monfils 6–2, 6–4, 6–4 in the fourth round of the Australian Open 2020. He had to struggle for an hour and 50 minutes to win this match in the men's singles. In the quarter-finals, Thiem will face the winner of the fourth round match between World No. 1 Spain's Rafael Nadal and local player Nick Kyrgios.
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Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6–2, 2–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–2 in the fourth round. The match between the two players lasted for three hours and 25 minutes. In the quarter-finals, Wawrinka will face the winner of the fourth round match between Alexander Zverev and André Rublev.
Dominic Thiem said after the victory, "has done his best so far in this tournament. It is a great feeling. I am very happy with this victory, because I have reached the quarter-finals of this tournament for the first time. ”While there, Wawrinka said,“ I have solved the problem. It is really difficult to play against Denil. I was not able to play with full confidence in the second and third sets. I am very happy with this victory. '