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Australian Open 2022 LIVE: Rafael Nadal vs Karen Khachanov result after Naomi Osaka knocked out

The Independent
The Independent
 2022-01-21

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Follow all the reaction from the Australian Open as Rafael Nadal confirmed his place in the fourth round with an impressive victory against Karen Khachanov.

Earlier on Friday, defending champion Naomi Osaka suffered a surprising exit against Amanda Anisimova, who rallied from a set down to set up a fourth-round match against Ashleigh Barty . The world No 1 endured few problems in her own meeting with Camila Giorgi, taking just 61 minutes to wrap up a straight sets victory on Rod Laver Arena. Barbora Krejcikova, Maria Sakkari and Paula Badosa also all advanced into the fourth round.

The standout match on the men’s side of the draw saw Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini triumph over 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz in a pulsating four-hour contest. The Spaniard had rallied from two sets down to force a fifth set but ran out of steam in the tiebreak as Berrettini’s experience prevailed. Elsewhere, world No 3 Alexander Zverev wasted little time in thrashing Romanian qualifier Radu Albot, while Denis Shapovalov overcame Reilly Opelka in four sets.

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