The match between Nick Kyrgios and Karen Khachanov will be remembered as one of the most beautiful ones of the Australian Open 2020. A real battle, lasting five sets, four tie-breaks and lasting almost 4 and a half hours. Kyrgios earns the quarterfinals, where he will challenge his hated Rafael Nadal.
In the fourth round, Gael Monfils, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Daniil Medvedev, Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza and Kiki Bertens also won their respective matches. Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova and Belinda Bencic were upset.
ATP has announced that hawk-eye will be tested on clay-court tournaments from the 2020 season. For now, we know that the first clay-court event with hawk-eye should be the ATP 500 Rio Open presented by Claro from Rio de Janeiro.
The other two events will be an ATP 250 and an ATP Masters 1000 which will be identified later. The partnership between Dominic Thiem and Thomas Muster, announced during the ATP Cup, has already come to an end: "It just didn't work," said Thiem honestly.
Nadal talked about Nick Kyrgios, his opponent in the fourth round: "I don't really know him for having a clear opinion about him. It is clear that when he does certain things I don't like him at all, but when he plays tennis seriously and shows passion for this sport he is a positive player for the Tour, he also likes fans a lot.
This part of him is fine." The fourth-round matches at the Australian Open 2020 will be played on Sunday: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty and Cori Gauff will come back to the court.