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The world No 25 narrowly
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Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Four-time champion Novak Djokovic, reigning titlist Stan Wawrinka and Japanese star Kei Nishikori highlighted Mondays fourth-round winners at the Australian Open. The world No. 1 Djokovic got past Luxembourg left-hander Gilles Muller 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 in Mondays nightcap at Laver Arena to reach his 23rd consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal. The seven-time Grand Slam champion and reigning Wimbledon titlist is seeking his fourth Aussie championship in five years, having captured three straight of his four Melbourne crowns from 2011-13. Up next for the great Djokovic, who has yet to drop a set through four matches here, will be eighth-seeded big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic, who is 0-4 lifetime against the Serb. Meanwhile, the fourth-seeded Swiss slugger Wawrinka pulled out a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8) victory over Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. Garcia-Lopez won the first five points of the fourth-set tiebreak and had five chances to force a fifth set at Melbourne Park, but Wawrinka saved all five before moving on. Garcia-Lopez stunned Wawrinka in the first round at last years French Open. Wawrinkas quarterfinal opponent on Wednesday will be the fifth-seeded U.S. Open runner-up Nishikori, who handled ninth-seeded former French Open finalist David Ferrer of Spain 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Day 8 of the fortnight. Looking ahead to his clash with Wawrinka, Nishikori said, Its going to be a really tough match because I have seen him play on TV a couple of matches. Even today he was playing really good. He can hit balls forehand, backhand -- great backhand actually. He can hit from anywhere at the back. Its going to be a tough match. But obviously Im in the quarterfinals, so no easy matches coming up. Hopefully I can play another good match. For sure it gives me confidence that I beat him in the U.S. Open. Its not like I cant beat him. Its going to be a fun match for sure. Nishikori made history as he became the first Asian man to contest a Grand Slam final last year when he defeated three Top-10 players, including Wawrinka in five sets in the quarters, to reach the U.S. Open final. The aforementioned Raonic had to outlast 12th-seeded Spanish lefty Feliciano Lopez, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, to reach the round of eight. Lopez saved seven match points before succumbing to the big Canadian. Raonic became the first Canadian man in the Open Era to reach the Aussie Open quarters and is also the second Canadian man in history to reach three major quarterfinals, following in the footsteps of Robert Powell at Wimbledon in 1908, 10 and 12. Its great to be doing what Im doing and that it is making a difference, said Raonic. It is, I guess, part of some history, if you look really deep. But at the end of the day, at the same time, Im always pushing myself for what I want to achieve. Im always sort of looking in the mirror and saying, Thats who I have to compare myself to: to myself. The quarterfinals will commence Tuesday, as third-seeded former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal will take on seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych and sixth-seeded Andy Murray will battle heavy Aussie crowd favorite Nick Kyrgios. Nadal beat Berdych in the 2010 Wimbledon final and is 18-3 lifetime against the big Czech. The reigning French Open king Nadal is a 14-time Grand Slam champ, including an Aussie title in 2009. Hes also a two-time runner-up in Melbourne, including last year when he was stunned by Wawrinka in the final. Murray is a two-time major titlist whos lost in three Aussie Open finals. Authentic Jabari Parker Jersey .com) - Nicklas Backstrom scored a pair of goals and Alex Ovechkin notched a highlight-reel tally, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday at the Prudential Center. Authentic Dennis Rodman Jersey . Beanballs were the theme Friday night as the Red Sox and Rays had another AL East rumble, with Boston earning a 3-2 victory on A. http://www.cheapbullsjerseysauthentic.com/. Masahiro Tanaka has touched down in the United States and the courting of the Rakuten Golden Eagles stud pitcher has begun in earnest by a bevy of MLB teams interested in the Japanese ace. Authentic Michael Jordan Jersey . - For a general manager who preaches building through the draft, Reggie McKenzie has struggled to find impact players his first two years in Oakland. Authentic Scottie Pippen Jersey . Burris threw for 247 yards in one half of a game -- on pace for a nearly 500-yard outing -- as the Redblacks downed the woeful Montreal Alouettes 26-10 in CFL pre-season play Friday night at Percival Molson Stadium.Charley Hull believes her hard work off the course is paying off as she begins to find form ahead of a busy summer of majors. The world No 25 narrowly missed out on a maiden major victory at last months ANA Inspiration, finishing in a tie-for-second alongside In Gee Chun as Lydia Ko claimed a one-shot win.Hull had posted a back-nine 32 during her final round in California to move into contention, only to see hopes of forcing a play-off dashed when Ko carded a final-hole birdie. Hull was one shot back from eventual winner Lydia Ko The strong showing in the opener major of the year followed top-10 finishes Pure-Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic and the Womens Australian Open, with Hull now confident that a first win since the 2014 Lalla Meryem Cup isnt far away.I feel like my game is in a good place, Hull told Sky Sports News HQ. Ive had a good season so far, so all my hard work has been paying off I think.I had a great week (at the ANA). There were no nerves and I was just thinking it would be great to go out and have a good chance to win it, because I was pumped up. The 20-year-old is still looking for a maiden LPGA Tour title Because I have been in that positionn quite a few times, I dont really feel about golf on the golf course.dddddddddddd I try and switch my mind away from it. Im not scared of the possibility of doing well, so Im like oh I love this feeling and then go out there and make more birdies.Hull has been working on her fitness and nutrition over the winter after a change of coach last year, with the 20-year-old now looking to continue her rise up the world rankings. Hull was speaking to the media at the Womens British Open media day A busy summer sees three majors played over a seven-week stretch ahead of golfs return to the Olympics in August, but Hull is relishing the opportunity to play so many big events in such a short space of time.Its quite good when theyre close together, Hull added. You can kind of get on a roll and I enjoy that, so Im buzzed for it.I feel like lately Ive been playing well on the back nine when I have to. It started at the Solheim Cup and after that I feel like my gym stuff has been helping me a lot as well.I try and eat really healthily and I feel like it definitely helped with my swing. When Im under pressure it feels like Ive been coping good. Also See: Hull misses out on ANA title LPGA Tour latest news Ko cruises to Kia crown Golf on Sky Sports 4 cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseys cheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '


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