It’s getting to the pointy end of the Australian Open and another day of quarter-final action is upon us.
On Tuesday, Elena Rybakina defeated Jelena Ostapenko to book a semi-final date with Victoria Azarenka.
Azarenka upset Jessica Pegula to keep her dream of winning a third Australian Open title alive.
On the men’s side, Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Jiri Lehecka in straight sets and Karen Khachanov was three games away from victory when Sebastian Korda became the first player in the tournament to retire from injury.
Today, Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul face off in an all-American quarterfinal before Novak Djokovic takes on Andrey Rublev.
Karolina Pliskova plays Magda Linette, while Aryna Sabalenka faces Donna Vekic in the other women’s quarterfinal.
Follow below for live updates from Day 10 of the Australian Open (all times AEDT).
10.30am – Tomic’s classy message to Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have been at each other’s throats for years after being friends early in their careers, but their relationship might be beginning to warm.
With Kyrgios pulling out of the Australian Open and undergoing knee surgery, his old foe posted a supportive message on Instagram after the procedure.
“Despite our differences we go way back,” Tomic said.
“Wishing (Nick) a quick recovery.
“Hope to see him back on the circuit soon.”
It comes after Kyrgios exploded on social media late last year after Tomic was snubbed by Tennis Australia and didn’t receive a wildcard for this year’s tournament, despite having previously reached the fourth round three times.
When one Twitter user suggested Tomic deserved a wildcard, Kyrgios responded: “Hahahahaha NO HE DOESN’T.”
Kyrgios previously took a swipe at Tomic in an October Instagram live, saying he wouldn’t pursue an exhibition match against him.
“TBH, don’t think I wanna make him relevant anymore,” he said.
“I’m not gonna bother with someone ranked 800 in the world.”