Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2020: their path could cross in the semifinal, in what is the most awaited match of the tournament. Milos Raonic, Tennys Sandgren, Ashleigh Barty, Ons Jabeur, Sofia Kenin and Petra Kvitova also reached the quarterfinals of the first Slam of the season.
Problems cropped up again between Fabio Fognini and the chair umpire, this time in his fourth-round match against Sandgren, a match the Italian lost. According to Fognini, umpire Damien Dumusois gave him a penalty point at the beginning of the second set after a warning for unsportsmanlike conduct: "I don't want to talk about someone I don't respect.
I don't want to talk about that, about the umpire. I don't want to be a victim, what happened, but today I was right. I have no respect for him and for what he did today". Brazilian Joao Souza has been banned for life from the competition.
An investigation conducted by Tennis Integrity Unit revealed that between 2015 and 2019 Souza was involved in match-fixing in ATP Challengers and ITF Futures in Brazil, Mexico, the United States and the Czech Republic. Roger Federer is the first tennis player to win 100 matches in two Grand Slam tournaments.
After winning against John Millman, the Swiss Maestro became the only player to have won 100 challenges at the Australian Open and Wimbledon! The last of the fourth-round matches at the Australian Open 2020 will be played on Monday: all are waiting for the big match between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios.
Daniil Medvedev, Stan Wawrinka, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Dominic Thiem, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber and Kiki Bertens will also be playing their round-of-16 matches.