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Australian Open- Friday Schedule Nadal Kyrgios in the night session 18 Jan 2018  View 357 by Gatto Luigi

I've done it before, " he said.

Just last year at Melbourne Park, the 22-year-old was booed off by his own fans after an implosion so bad John McEnroe dubbed it "a black eye for the sport". I'm pretty happy with my Aussie summer.

"He plays very well here".

He tipped his mate Dimitrov to go far.

For a few minutes, it seemed Kyrgios might unravel, but his growing maturity was evident as he re-grouped and seized on a tight service game by Dimitrov at 5-4, saving a set point, before breaking back.

So why does he rate Edmund's chances better against Dimitrov than he would have done against Kyrgios? "I started later than one match like this probably helps", said the the 2009 Open champion and three-time runner-up.

Speaking on court after the conclusion of the match, Dimitrov said it had been "frustrating" to play such an unpredictable opponent. "I feel like I have more of a vision and goal for this year".

He's still not keen on hiring a coach though. I think everything was great.

For Kyrgios, it's more about progress rather than an all-out transformation. That's hardly how other players would choose to prepare for a huge match but again, he likes doing things his way, and he's finding motivation and peace in reaching out to others. "I just like the freedom". I don't follow, I don't really idolise anything or follow anyone. "All eyes are on Davis Cup for me now in a couple of weeks". Something tells me it won't be a problem for him this year.

Her easy passage sets up a last eight clash with the gritty Suarez Navarro, who battled back from a set and 4-1 down to shatter the hopes of 32dn seed Anett Kontakion.

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The U.N. negotiator Matthew Nimetz - a 24-year veteran on the issue - said last week that he was "very hopeful" that a solution was within reach.

Ruthless Caroline Wozniacki kicked into full gear Sunday to storm into the Australian Open quarter-finals where she will pit her wits against experienced Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.

Kyrgios appears to have largely won over a sceptical Australian public with his professional approach to the tournament and showed plenty of heart and fight as he tried to reach another grand slam quarter-final.

World No.1 Rafael Nadal has battled his way into his 10th Australian Open quarter-final with a hard-earned four-set win over dogged Argentine Diego Schwartzman.

"He's extremely, extremely talented, if not the most talented player out there..." Of course, I would have loved to have finished without playing another tiebreak.

Her reward is a match against Belgium's Elise Mertens, who beat struggling Alize Cornet of France in two tough sets. Clutch serving from the Australian saw him blast consecutive aces, and despite managing to escape from the brink, he was still frustrated with himself. Sometimes I think he lacks a bit of belief. Whoever I'm playing on Tuesday, I have to believe I'm going to win and believe in my game.

Posting a series of photos on Facebook, Kyrgios revealed that the nine-year-old diagnosed with leukaemia two years ago and had undergone two bone marrow transplants but had sadly relapsed again last year.

- Kyrgios on what he told Dimitrov at the net.

Cornet was among players wilting in the heat, with a doctor taking her blood pressure early in the second set as she succumbed to the baking weather. "I am focusing on trying to make it".

"It was a good test for me".

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.

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