Australian Open 2024 continues to deliver exciting games of tennis on the hard court with contenders inching closer to the finals of the tournament. Day nine at Melbourne Park concluded fourth-round matches for the Men's and Women's singles, handing fans eight challengers for the trophy. Number two seed Carlos Alcaraz was making his debut in the fourth round of the tournament but never looked fazed by the pressure. He defeated Miomir Kecmanovic in three sets to book a place in the quarter-finals of the tournament (6-4, 6-4, 6-0). In Ladies' Singles, Linda Noskova advanced to the Quarterfinals after Elina Svitolina pulled out of the match in the very first set. This marks Noskova’s best run in the grand slam. Australian Open 2024: Linda Noskova Moves Into Quarterfinals After Elina Svitolina Retires.

Elsewhere two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka found it difficult to handle 23-year-old Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska. Although both players played out a close contest, unforced errors at the critical time hampered Azarenka dearly, as she lost the match 6-7, 4-6 against unseeded Yastremska.   India’s Rohan Bopanna also advances into the quarterfinal round of the Men’s Doubles games winning two tiebreakers against Wesley Koolhof- Nikola Mektic. This marks Bopanna’s best performance in the Australian Open. Australian Open 2024: Rohan Bopanna-Matthew Ebden Pair Marches Into Men’s Doubles Quarterfinal With Win Against Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic.

Other Top Results at Australian Open 2024 Day Nine

While there were exciting games and plays on day nine of the Australian Open, the matches are getting tougher. After a day’s break, today's winners will face against each other to decide the semifinalists of the tournament. Daniil Medvedev will play against Hubert Hurkacz, while Carlos Alcaraz will play against Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2024.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 22, 2024 05:19 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website