Grigor Dimitrov has set Friday for the eighth finals at the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the season.
The Bulgarian number three in the world in the sweltering Melbourne in the third round is not much surplus at the twenty-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev (ATP 32): 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4. Dimitrov has his revenge and grab the US Open last year, when Rublev him out of the tournament kegelde. In the last sixteen he will take on the winner of the duel between the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ATP 15) and the Australian Nick Kyrgios (ATP 17). Last year, it was Dimitrov is still a semi-finalist in Melbourne.
When the women had the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (WTA 4) no effort to qualify for the eighth finals. The fourth seed counted in the third round in two sets (6-2) with her young compatriot Marta Kostyuk, was only fifteen years old. She was the youngest player in the third round of one of the four grandslamtoernooien since the Croatian Mirjana Lucic, who at the same age in 1997 in the third round pulled out of the US Open.
In her first quarter-final ever Melbourne state Svitolina soon across the Czech Denisa Allertova.