Australian Open: Wawrinka edges Medvedev in a thriller; Thiem marches on; Halep & Muguruza cruisesJanuary 27, 2020
- Former Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka dug deep to come from behind in five intense sets and stun the world number four Daniil Medvedev by 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2. It set up a last-eight clash with either Russian 17th seed Andrey Rublev or German seventh seed Alexander Zverev.
Thiemhas long had the measure of Monfils, winning all five of their previous encounters, and the 10th seed had no answers on a hot Melbourne day, making 32 unforced errors. Dominic Thiem (AUT x5) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x10) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
- Two-time Grand Slam champions Halep defeated 16th seed Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-4 while Muguruza knocked out ninth seed Kiki
Bertens6-3, 6-3 in straight sets.