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Netflix curse hits Tiafoe as Khachanov reaches last 16

Karen Khachanov edged out Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) on Friday and will play Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, the No 31 seed, in the next round

Karen Khachanov Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 20, 2023 Russia’s Karen Khachanov reacts during his third round match against Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
Australian Open •Third round • completed
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Russian Karen Khachanov, the No 18 seed, edged out American Frances Tiafoe, the No 16 seed, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) to move into the last 16 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Friday.

Khachanov, ranked No 20, will face Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, the No 31 seed, next.

Ahead of his victory, the Russian won against Spaniard Bernabe Zapata Miralles (7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-0) and Australian wildcard Jason Kubler (6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2).

Tiafoe, ranked No 17, edged out German Daniel Altmaier (6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6)) and defeated Chinese qualifier Juncheng Shang (6-4, 6-4, 6-1) earlier in the tournament.

Melbourne (Grand Slam), other third-round results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24.297.942, most recent results first):

  • Andy Murray vs. Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Alexei Popyrin vs. Ben Shelton
  • Grigor Dimitrov vs. Novak Djokovic
  • Tommy Paul vs. Jenson Brooksby
  • J.J. Wolf vs. Michael Mmoh
  • Benjamin Bonzi vs. Alex De Minaur
  • Ugo Humbert vs. Holger Rune
  • Andrey Rublev vs. Daniel Evans
  • Sebastian Korda vs. Daniil Medvedev: friday
  • Hubert Hurkacz vs. Denis Shapovalov: friday
  • Jiri Lehecka beat Cameron Norrie (11): 6-7 (8), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (6) beat Francisco Cerundolo (28): 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
  • Yoshihito Nishioka beat Mackenzie McDonald: 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-2
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) beat Tallon Griekspoor: 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-3
  • Jannik Sinner (15) beat Marton Fucsovics: 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0
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