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19 Jan 2018

Australian Open: Nadal, Cilic, Wozniacki ease into Round of 16

Australian Open round-up: Day 5

Australian Open had favourable results for the top men and women seeds playing on Day 5- Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov, Marin Cilic, Elina Svitolina, and Caroline Wozniacki.

Jelena Ostapenko, the defending French Open champion, is the only top 10 female player to bow out of tournament on the day.

Here is a summary of today's match results.

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Australian Open round-up: Day 5
Home favorite Kyrgios edges past Tsonga

Matter of tiebreaks

Home favorite Kyrgios edges past Tsonga

In an entertaining third round, Aussie home favorite Nick Kyrgios defeated 16th seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets which included three tiebreakers.

Kyrgios beat the former Australian Open finalist 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, to make it to the last 16.

He will now face third seed Grigor Dimitrov, who battled past Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, for a place in the quarter-final.

On a streak

Nadal has it easy against Dzumhur

Rafa Nadal continued his great start to the tournament with his latest win against Damir Dzumhur.

The World number 1 dropped just five games to take down the Bosnian player in straight sets 6-1, 6-3, 6-1.

He will face Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the fourth round.

Big server, Marin Cilic also advanced into the fourth round beating Ryan Harrison 7-6, 6-3, 7-6.

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Svitolina, Wozniacki move to next round

Womens' results

Svitolina, Wozniacki move to next round

After surviving a major scare in the second round, former Australian Open semi-finalist and second seed, Caroline Wozniacki cruised through the third, beating Kiki Bertens 6-4, 6-3.

Elina Svitolina, too, had an easy day ending the fairy tale run of her fellow Ukranian, the 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk, 6-2, 6-2.

This will be a first fourth round appearance for Svitolina at the tournament.

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