Australian Open Quarter-final lineups ready, hopes for fairytale finals

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Nadal beat sixth-seed Monfils to enter Quarter-finals. (photo courtesy:twitter.com/@AustralianOpen)

Australian Open Quarter-final lineups have been setup as tennis fans across the world are hoping for a “fairytale finals”. With top seeds in both the men’s and women’s singles out of contention, the fans are contemplating a showdown of the greats of the games in the AO finals, between the Williams sisters and Federer vs Nadal.

Top-seeds Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber were both knocked out on Day 7 of the tournament

On Monday, Nadal beat Gael Monfils 6-3,6-3,4-6,6-4 to set up a clash with third-seed Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals. The Canadian, Raonic beat Spaniard Bautista Agut 7-6,3-6,6-4,6-1. “Baby Federer” Grigor Dimitrov beat Denis Istomin to book his ticket to the quarters.
The eleventh-seed David Goffin created a mini-upset when he beat the eighth-seed Dominic Thiem. He will face Dimitrov in the quarters.

Grigor Dimitrov beat the giant-killer Denis Istomin, who had beaten Djokovic in the 2nd round. (photo courtesy:twitter.com/@AustralianOpen)

In the women’s singles, second-seed Serena Williams won in straight sets to enter the quarters. She will face ninth-seed Johanna Konta, who also won in straight sets against  Russian Makarova. In other matches of the day, Karolina Pliskova won against Gavrilova in straight sets 6-3,6-3. Croat Lucic-Baroni’s dream run at this tournament continued as the 34-year old entered just her second singles Grand Slam quarter-final match of her career. She will face the fifth-seed Pliskova in the quarters.

Serena Williams beat the Czech Strycova 7-5,6-4 in straight sets to enter the quarters. (photo courtesy:twitter.com/@AustralianOpen)

On Tuesday, Stan Wawrinka will be in action against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Roger Federer against Mischa Zverev in the Men’s singles category.

Murray’s conquerer Mischa Zverev will face Roger Federer in the quarters. This match will be the first Quarter-finals appearance in any Grand Slam for the 29 year old high-flying German. (photo courtesy: twitter.com/@AustralianOpen)

In Women’s singles, Venus Williams will face-off against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Garbine Muguruza will be facing CoCo Vandeweghe in their respective quarter-final matches.