Australian Open Day 8 live updates, scores, draws, results: Alex De Minaur ambushes John Millman on live TV

The quarter-final image shall be accomplished on Monday because the Australian Open begins to achieve the sharp finish of the event. The beginning of the second week is headlined by Aussie Alex de Minaur’s monster showdown with nine-time champion Novak Djokovic. The upsets and drama saved approaching Sunday and it was virtually midnight by the point Stefanos Tsitsipas gained a dramatic 5 set thriller over fifteenth seed Jannik Sinner. It was previous 2am AEDT when two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka accomplished a miraculous comeback to eradicate World No. 87 Zhu Lin.Watch Tennis Reside with beIN SPORTS on Kayo. Reside Protection of ATP + WTA Tour Tournaments together with Each Finals Match. New to Kayo? Begin your free trial now >The motion started on Monday with No. 5 seed Aryna Sabalenka sending a message to the remainder of the draw with a robust 7-5 6-2 win over No. 12 seed Belinda Bencic. No. 4 seed Caroline Garcia is now on courtroom dealing with Poland’s Magda Linette.Within the males’s draw, which has misplaced six of its high 10 seeds, Russia’s Andrey Rublev performs Danish teenager Holger Rune in an encounter between the fifth and ninth seeds.12.45pm — ‘Holy s***’: Star blows tennis world awayAryna Sabalenka has made a press release in a straight-sets win over Belinda Bencic on Rod Laver Enviornment. Sabalenka fired 30 winners within the 7-6 6-2 match the place she got here again from 4-2 down within the first set earlier than profitable 11 of the ultimate 14 service video games. She was enjoying virtually flawless tennis and distinguished tennis journalist Jose Morgado has described her exhibiting as “by far” one of the best efficiency the ladies’s singles draw has seen throughout the complete event.She is but to lose a set on the Open this 12 months and in addition gained 4 matches with out dropping a set in Adelaide, giving her a perfct file of profitable all 16 units she has performed in 2023.As reported by Twitter profile @tennisaddiction, Sabalenka has fired off 121 winners and simply 76 unforced errors at Melbourne Park. Morgado described the her stats sheet as “ridiculous”.11am — Demon’s hilarious TV cameoAlex de Minaur has ambushed John Millman on reside TV.Simply hours earlier than his blockbuster in opposition to Novak Djokovic de Minaur answered a cellphone name from Millman when the Aussie veteran known as him throughout a reside phase on Channel 9 on Monday morning. Millman clearly didn’t anticipate the Aussie No. 22 seed to select up, however the Demon confirmed he’s simply as fast along with his banter as he’s scurrying across the courtroom.Millman held his cellphone to his broadcast microphone so the viewers might hear his responses and de Minaur might be heard telling his Davis Cup teammate: “You look actually good on TV. I really like the way in which you probably did your hair as we speak”. It left Aussie greats Alicia Molik and Todd Woodbridge guffawing. De Minaur additionally joked Millman has given him the proper gameplan to defeat Djokovic regardless of Millman holding a 0-4 file in opposition to the 21-time grand slam champion. The 23-year-old, nicknamed Demon, is the one Australian left in males’s or ladies’s singles and can want all the assistance he can get when he faces Djokovic within the final 16.“Look, it’s no secret that I really like enjoying right here in my yard,” mentioned De Minaur, who was born in Sydney however whose father is Uruguayan and his mom Spanish.“I feel the Aussie crowd is superb. They’ve had my again from day dot, so I’ll all the time cherish that,” added De Minaur.It’s the second 12 months in a row that De Minaur has made it to the fourth spherical at Melbourne. His finest efficiency at a Grand Slam was the US Open quarter-finals in 2020.11am — Coco Gauff in tears after fourth spherical Aus Open lossCoco Gauff broke down in tears throughout an emotional press convention following her shock exit from the Australian Open on the last-16 stage on Sunday.The 18-year-old normally cuts a composed determine beneath the glare of the world’s media, regardless of her tender age.Nevertheless it all grew to become an excessive amount of when requested concerning the frustration she felt throughout her 7-5 6-3 fourth-round defeat to Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion.“I labored actually exhausting and I felt actually good coming into the event, and I nonetheless really feel good,” Gauff informed reporters.“I nonetheless really feel like I’ve improved rather a lot. However, you already know, once you play a participant like her and he or she performs rather well, it’s like there’s nothing you are able to do.”The prodigiously gifted American, who should now wait no less than a bit longer for a primary main crown, added: “I really feel like as we speak I’d say nothing as a result of each match you play an element in, however I really feel prefer it was tough.“So it’s a bit of bit irritating on that half.”Her voice all of the sudden started to crack, the tears flowed and {the teenager} was provided a tissue, earlier than saying: “I’m OK. We will preserve going.”Gauff gathered herself to say she would now be supporting her doubles associate Jessica Pegula, who was later enjoying one other former French Open champion, Barbora Krejcikova, for a spot within the final eight.“I hope that she continues nicely within the event now that I’m out,” Gauff smiled. “I hope she wins it.”— with AFPOriginally revealed as Australian Open Day 8 reside: Star blows tennis world away with ‘ridiculous’ win