HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day eight
Ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime outlasted 2018 runner-up Marin Cilic 2-6 7-6(7) 6-2 7-6(4) in three hours and 35 minutes on John Cain Arena to reach his first Australian Open quarter-final. Auger-Aliassime, 21, joins compatriot Denis Shapovalov in the last eight, marking the first occasion that multiple Canadian men have reached the quarter-finals at a Grand Slam.
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1656 CORNET DOWNS HALEP TO REACH QUARTER-FINALS Unseeded Alize Cornet, making her 63rd main draw appearance at a Grand Slam, reached the quarter-finals for the first time with a 6-4 3-6 6-4 win over 2018 Australian Open runner-up Simona Halep in a grueling contest on Rod Laver Arena.
Thai Tamarine Tanasugarn had held the record for the most appearances before reaching the last eight at a major, achieving the feat on her 45th at Wimbledon in 2008. 1405 COLLINS FIGHTS BACK TO DOWN MERTENS
Danielle Collins rallied from a set down to beat 19th seed Elise Mertens 4-6 6-4 6-4 and become the third American woman to reach the last eight, joining Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys. Collins secured the win on her third match point when a tired Mertens double-faulted.
Another warm day at Melbourne Park was in prospect with temperatures already approaching 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) and forecast to hit a high of 34.
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