Australian Open 2024 tennis quarter-finals preview


The Australian Open 2024 tennis major has entered the quarter-final stage in Melbourne, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday (23-24 January). Both the men’s and women’s singles categories will witness intense battles as players vie for a spot in the coveted semi-finals of the first Grand Slam of the year.

In the men’s singles quarter-finals, the top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who dominated Adrian Mannarino in the fourth round, faces a challenging encounter against 12th seed Taylor Fritz. Despite Fritz’s victory over seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in the previous round, he seeks his first win in eight ATP meetings against the Serbian maestro, eyeing a record-breaking 25th Grand Slam title.

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Another marquee match features Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz, seeded second, against Olympic champion Alexander Zverev from Germany. Zverev holds a narrow lead in their seven previous ATP matchups but faced a tough challenge in the fourth round against Britain’s Cameron Norrie.

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In an intriguing clash, the fourth and fifth seeds, Jannik Sinner and Andrey Rublev, will compete, while the last quarter-final sees Hubert Hurkacz taking on Daniil Medvedev.

In the women’s draw, defending champion Aryna Sabalenka is among the four remaining seeds, facing a tough challenge against Czech ninth seed Barbora Krejcikova. US Open champion Coco Gauff, the fourth seed, is set to meet Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk in the quarter-finals.

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The top half of the women’s singles draw is unpredictable, with all four remaining players yet to reach a Grand Slam final. Zheng will play against unseeded Anna Kalinskaya, and Czechia’s Linda Noskova will face qualifier Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine, marking the first time a qualifier has reached this stage since Emma Raducanu’s victory in the 2021 US Open.

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