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Australian Open: Paul takes down Bautista Agut, advances to quarter-finals

Tommy Paul edged out Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Monday. He’ll play Ben Shelton in the next round

Tommy Paul Tommy Paul at the Australian Open in 2023 (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
Australian Open •Round of 16 • completed
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American Tommy Paul reached the last eight of the Australian Open by edging out Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, the No 24 seed, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 at Melbourne Park on Monday .

Paul, ranked No 35, will face Ben Shelton next.

The American defeated German Jan-Lennard Struff (6-1, 7-6 (6), 6-2), Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, the No 30 seed (6-2, 2-6, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4) and Jenson Brooksby (6-1, 6-4, 6-3) in the previous rounds.

Earlier in the tournament, Bautista Agut, ranked No 25, won against Portuguese João Sousa (6-3, 6-2, 6-2), American qualifier Brandon Holt (4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2) and Andy Murray (6-1, 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4).

Melbourne (Grand Slam), other last 16 results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24.297.942, most recent results first):

  • Alex De Minaur vs. Novak Djokovic: monday
  • Andrey Rublev (5) beat Holger Rune (9): 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9)
  • Ben Shelton beat J.J. Wolf: 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-2
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) beat Jannik Sinner (15): 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3
  • Jiri Lehecka beat Felix Auger-Aliassime (6): 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3)
  • Karen Khachanov (18) beat Yoshihito Nishioka (31): 6-0, 6-0, 7-6 (4)
  • Sebastian Korda (29) beat Hubert Hurkacz (10): 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7)
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