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Follow live updates from the Australian Open as the fourth round comes to a close at Melbourne Park. Daniil Medvedev has advanced to the quarter-finals after seeing off Maxime Cressy 6-2 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 7-5 in a tense match. The US Open champion was left flustered by Cressy’s serve and volley style in a dramatic third set but eventually converted a break point late on in the fourth to set up a meeting with Felix Auger-Aliassime, who outlasted veteran Marin Cilic 2-6 7-6(7) 6-2 7-6(4). There was a significant upset earlier in the day as Alize Cornet defeat former world No 1 Simona Halep 6-4 3-6 6-4 to reach her first grand slam quarter-final at the 63rd attempt.
Later in the day, the men’s number four seed Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on the in-form Taylor Fritz, who celebrated reaching the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time after defeating Francis Tiafoe and then Roberto Bautista Agut. The final match on Rod Laver Arena sees the women’s number two seed Aryna Sabalenka face Kaia Kanepi as she continues to battle against her serving yips. Follow all the latest action and keep up to date with the Australian Open scores below:
Australian Open: Tsitsipas 4-6, 4-3 Fritz*
Strong serving from Tsitsipas sees him rattle off a consecutive hold of serve to love, in just 72 seconds too. He’s quickened up the pace of his play and it has helped the fourth seed settle down.
Fritz, though, continues to respond and is not giving Tsitsipas any chances to hit back.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:44
Australian Open: Tsitsipas 4-6, 3-2 Fritz*
Further signs here that Tsitsipas has settled down. The Greek holds to love to remain in front in the second set and has dropped just two points on his serve so far this set.
Fritz is still looking comfortable on his own service games, however, and is still yet to face a break point.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:38
Australian Open: Tsitsipas 4-6, 2-1 Fritz*
Fritz comes under some pressure from Tsitsipas after dropping three consecutive points on serve to go to deuce from being 40-0. But the American stays patient and waits for the mistake to come from Tsitsipas, who nets on a backhand before pushing a crosscourt shot wide.
Elsewhere, Iga Swiatek has come through a huge test to defeat Sorana Cirstea 5-7 6-3 6-3. The seventh seed was in tears after closing out the win, which took almost two and a half hours to complete.
“For me, a week without crying is not a week,” Swiatek said in her on-court interview. “I cry when I lose, I cry when I win, it is like that.”
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:32
Australian Open: Tsitsipas 4-6, 1-0 Fritz*
Tsitsipas gets off to a solid start in the second set as he reels off a hold to 15 – the Greek will be looking to put his troubles with the serve clock behind him as it clearly disrupted his rhythm in the opening set.
Fritz still produced the point of the game, though, with a clean backhand pass that was further evidence of the confidence he is playing with.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:25
Australian Open: *Tsitsipas 4-6 Fritz
Superb from Fritz. A deep forehand catches the back of the line and moves him 30-0 early on. That will settle some nerves. He then sets up the next point well after making his first serve and Tsitsipas goes long on his backhand.
And what a brilliant way to seal it – Fritz whips a forehand winner across court to hold to love and seal the opening set. Very impressive from the American.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:19
Australian Open: Tsitsipas 4-5 Fritz*
Fritz consolidates the break with a comfortable hold. The American is looking assured out there on Rod Laver and is now one game away from the opening set.
Tsitsipas responds well on his own serve, whipping a nice forehand winner into the open court before sealing the hold with a big serve down the line.
Over to Fritz, as he looks to close out the set…
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:16
Australian Open: Tsitsipas 3-4 Fritz* – Fritz breaks!
Tsitsipas is struggling here with the serve clock and is broken by Fritz after receiving another warning. The American outlasted Tsitsipas in the baseline rally, with Tsitsipas firing wildly over the baseline to set up two break points at 15-40, before an excellent, aggressive forehand out wide from Fritz is put into the bottom of the net by Tsitsipas.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:11
Australian Open: Tsitsipas 3-2 Fritz*
Fritz cruises through his next service game before ramping up the pressure on Tsitsipas with the first break point of the match. A stunning backhand lob from the American is followed up by a volley at the net and earns him the break point at 30-40. Tsitsipas is given a warning as he takes his time over the serve, but reels off a couple of strong points to get back to advantage.
An error from Tsitsipas follows, and the Greek then loses his first serve on deuce after a further clock violation. Fritz gets another break point chance but Tsitsipas responds brilliantly with a unreturnable serve down the line, a forehand winner and a backhand drop shot that caught the line to finally earn him the hold.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 10:01
Australian Open: Tsitsipas 2-1 Fritz*
A first ace of the match from Fritz move him to 40-15 on his opening service game, before Tsitsipas nets on the backhand to earn the American the hold.
Tsitsipas launches some bombs on his first serve as he holds to love. Both players looking strong on their first serves so far.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 09:50
Australian Open: Tsitsipas 1-0 Fritz*
Tsitsipas claims a comfortable opening hold to get on the board.
Meanwhile, Swiatek has hit back against Cirstea and has taken the second set 6-3 to stay in the match. The 2020 French Open champion is back in it as she looks for her first Australian Open quarter-final.
Jamie Braidwood24 January 2022 09:44