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Caroline Wozniacki is through to the semi-finals for the first time since 2011 with a 6-0, 6-7(3), 6-2 victory over Carla Suarez Navarro.
The second seed will face Elise Mertens in the last-four.
Carla Suarez Navarro forces a decider!
The Spaniard wins the second set 7-3 in the tie-break.
Caroline Wozniacki drops a bagel in the first set of her quarter-final against Carla Suarez Navarro.
The first set lasted just 34 minutes.
Marin Cilic advances to the semi-finals after Rafael Nadal retires hurt trailing 0-2 in the fifth set.
This is the second time that the Croatian has reached the last-four of the Australian Open.
Marin Cilic has levelled the match by winning the fourth set against top seed Rafael Nadal.
It's 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2 after 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Rafael Nadal leads 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) after three hours in this quarter-final.
The top seed is one set away from reaching the last-four.
Marin Cilic wins the second set to level the match after an hour and 40 minutes. 3-6, 6-3.
Cilic ends Nadal’s seven-set streak against him.
Rafael Nadal wins the first set 6-3 in 52 minutes.
Nadal's forehand has been clicking beautifully and he's serving extremely well. Two sets away from the semi-final.
Kyle Edmund upsets 3rd seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in 2 hours and 52 minutes.
The 23-year-old Brit is through to his first Grand Slam semi-final.
Kyle Edmund is one set away from his maiden semi-final!
Edmund leads 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 after two hours and six minutes into this last-eight match.
Grigor Dimitrov takes 44 minutes to seal the second set 6-3.
Six double faults in the match so far from Dimitrov, including three in one game, but he's fought back to level this match.
Kyle Edmund wins the first set 6-4 in 42 minutes over 3rd seed Grigor Dimitrov.
Are we in for another upset on Rod Laver Arena?
Next up: It's the first men's quarter-final!
3rd seed Grigor Dimitrov takes on World No 49 Kyle Edmund
Dimitrov leads the head-to-head 2-0.
Elise Mertens is through to her maiden Grand Slam semi-final!
Mertens takes an hour and 15 minutes to rout Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-0.
All the results from Day 9:
Men's singles quarter-finals
Marin Cilic (CRO x6) bt Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 2-0 ret
Kyle Edmund (GBR) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x3) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Women's singles quarter-finals
Elise Mertens (BEL) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) 6-4, 6-0
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) bt Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-2
Caroline Wozniacki is through!
Second seed Caroline Wozniacki withstood a fightback from Spain's unseeded Carla Suarez Navarro to stutter into the semi-finals of the Australian Open 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-2 early Wednesday morning.
The Dane, who has never won a Grand Slam title, will face another unseeded player, Elise Mertens of Belgium, on Thursday for a place in the final.
Rafael Nadal knows his path to a 17th grand slam title will only get tougher after a relatively routine run of opponents since his French Open triumph last June when he lines up against Marin Cilic in Tuesday’s Australian Open quarter-final.
The 31-year-old Spaniard dropped his first set of the tournament on Sunday before prevailing in a slugfest against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, the first true test of Nadal’s famed grit after three straightforward wins in Melbourne.
The victory set up a quarter-final clash with world number six and former US Open champion Cilic, Nadal’s first top-10 opponent in his last 16 grand slam matches.
“All the matches are tough, and if you are in the quarter-finals of a grand slam, you can’t expect an easy match,” Nadal said after suppressing Schwartzman in seven minutes under four hours.
“Against Marin will be a tough one, but at the same time, is a beautiful match to play against a great player. We know each other. We played a couple of times already.”
Nadal will take heart from his 5-1 head-to-head record against the Croatian 29-year-old, who won their first meeting in 2009 but has since struggled against the powerful left-hander.
Cilic, however, would like to believe he is better equipped to take on top players like Nadal following his 2014 US Open triumph and run to last year’s Wimbledon final.
”Throughout my career, I knew that if I‘m playing well, if I‘m top of my game, that I can challenge most of the guys on the tour,“ he said. ”With the win at the S. Open that, you know, I believe it just became stronger.
“I believe in my own game, I believe in what I‘m doing. I think I‘m moving the right direction. You know, it’s obviously a big challenge playing them, but that’s what we also work for on the training.”
Third seed Grigor Dimitrov, survivor of a fourth-round thriller against home favourite Nick Kyrgios, will also be in action against the sole surviving Briton, Kyle Edmund.
First up, on Rod Laver Arena, women’s fourth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine will seek to maintain her season-opening winning streak against Elise Mertens in the Belgian’s first grand slam quarter-final appearance.
The second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, who could return to the No 1 ranking with a win here, plays Carla Suarez Navarro later in the evening.
With inputs from agencies
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