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The unseeded Garin looked down and out when he was trailing by two sets but took the third set on a tie-break and went on to win 2-6, 5-7, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, 7-6 (10/6) in four hours, 34 minutes.
'No one more important than the Australian Open': Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka, Alexander Zverev react on Novak Djokovic saga
While he stressed that he respected the Serb as a person and player, Nadal made it clear no one was bigger than the sport.
Kyrgios is widely seen as Australia's best player despite a world ranking of 91 and a Davis Cup career marred by poor discipline and spats with team management.
Dimitrov will face Polish eighth seed Hubert Hurkacz, who rolled over Russian Aslan Karatsev 6-1, 6-3 earlier on Wednesday, in the quarter-finals.
The Scot, 34, won seven straight games en route to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 comeback victory in two hours and 24 minutes.
Day 2 of US Open had its fair share of drama for some while it was smooth sailing for the big guns Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty, Alexander Zverev - to name a few.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australian tennis player Alex de Minaur to miss Games after testing positive for COVID-19
De Minaur, the top-ranked Australian men's player, returned a positive test for the virus in Spain -- where he lives -- earlier this week, according to local media.
The Australia team comprises six men and five women, including former US Open champion Sam Stosur who will be going to her fifth Olympic Games at the age of 37.
Barty came through 6-1, 6-7 (1/7), 6-1 against Carla Suarez Navarro in a match filled with emotion on Centre Court, whose roof ensured the match could be finished.
Ranked 43 in the world, former French Open champion Ostapenko was handed a wildcard to the Wimbledon warm-up event and could be a contender at the All England Club where she was a semi-finalist in 2018.
Jelena Ostapenko to face Anett Kontaveit in Eastbourne final; Lorenzo Sonego vs Alex De Minaur for men
Former French Open champion Ostapenko, now 43rd in the world rankings, struck 38 winners against Kazakhstan's Rybakina, who appeared to be hindered late in the first set by a back problem.
The 25-year-old Italian has yet to drop a set on his debut at Queen's and although Australian number one De Minaur gave him a good workout he had too much power for his opponent.
The top-seeded Italian made light of the day's play being delayed by four hours due to torrential rain and exposed the gap between him and the British number one once he came through a tough first set.
Nadal's path to a possible sixth Madrid title was cleared of second seeded Daniil Medvedev and fourth-seeded Monte Carlo champion Stefanos Tsitsipas who were both shock third round losers.
US Open champion Thiem, playing his first tournament since Dubai in March, will meet Andrey Rublev or John Isner in the last eight.
Harris, who beat world number four Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov en route to the final in Dubai in March, pulled off another upset by ousting Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5).
The world number three triumphed 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 over 2014 and 2015 champion Nishikori and next faces Britain's Cameron Norrie, a fellow left-hander, for a place in the semi-finals.
Gasquet saved the only break point he faced and converted three of his own to become just the sixth active player to reach the 550 mark.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion was due to take the court against Australia's top-ranked player Alex De Minaur, but opted to rest instead as he prepares for the Australian Open next week.
Australian Open 2021: Rafael Nadal says he is ready to perform for 'suffering' fans around the world
Rafael Nadal kicks off his season representing Spain at the ATP Cup from Tuesday.