Australian Open Andy Murray’s Memorable Journey Comes to an End

British interest in singles ended for another year as fifth seed Andrey Rublev defeated Dan Evans in straight sets. Novak Djokovic continued to limp but defeated Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets, and Linda Fruhvirtova, 17, advanced to the fourth round of a major slam for the first time.

Australian Open Day Six Results

On Saturday, the following results were compiled from Day 6 of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis event at Melbourne Park:

Male Singles, Third round

Daniel Evans vs. Andrey Rublev (RUS x5) (GBR x25) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3

Ugo Humbert (FRA) defeated Holger Rune (DEN x9) 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)

Alex De Minaur (Australia x22) defeated Benjamin Bonzi (France) 7-6 (7/0), 6-2, 6-1.

Novak Djokovic defeats Grigor Dimitrov (SRB x4) (BUL x27) 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 6-4

Ben Shelton of the United States defeated Alexei Popyrin of Australia 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4.

Michael Mmoh (USA) vs. Jeffrey Wolf (USA) (USA) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2

Andy Murray (GBR) defeated Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x24) 6-1, 6-7 (7/9), 6-3, 6-4.

Tommy Paul vs. Jenson Brooksby (USA) (USA) 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

Female Singles, Third round

Varvara Gracheva (RUS) defeated Karolina Pliskova (CZE x30) 6-4, 6-2.

Zhang Shuai (China) defeated Katie Volynets (USA) 6-3, 6-2.

Ekaterina Alexandrova bt Magda Linette (POL) (RUS x19) 6-3, 6-4

Caroline Garcia (FRA x4) defeated Laura Siegemund (GER) in straight sets, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Elise Mertens vs. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x5) (BEL x26) 6-2, 6-3

Camila Giorgi (ITA) defeated Belinda Bencic (SUI x12) 6-2, 7-5.

Donna Vekic of Croatia defeated Nuria Parrizas Diaz of Spain 6-2, 6-2.

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) defeated Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.

Fallen seeds

Women: Ekaterina Alexandrova (19), Elise Mertens (26)

Men: Dan Evans (25), Grigor Dimitrov (27)

Who’s up next?

Swiatek and Rybakina will square off in the fourth round on Sunday as the only active women’s grand slam champions.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, the highest-ranked player in the draw, faces fascinating young Italian Jannik Sinner in the night session on Rod Laver Arena. Sebastian Korda will attempt to repeat his shock at Daniil Medvedev by taking on 10th seed Hubert Hurkacz. In contrast, Coco Gauff will attempt to reach the quarter-finals in Melbourne for the first time by defeating Jelena Ostapenko.


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