By Concise News Correspondents
Milos Raonic, the third best tennis player in the world, has reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open thanks to a 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory over Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.
The Canadian will play either Gael Monfils or Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.
In other games, Grigor Dimitrov beat injury-hit Denis Istomin to progress, while David Goffin overcame eighth seed Dominic Thiem.
Bulgarian 15th seed Dimitrov, 25, came from behind to win 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 6-1 as Novak Djokovic’s conqueror struggled with a leg problem.
Goffin makes history
The win over the Austrian made Goffin the first Belgian man to reach the Melbourne last eight.
The 26-year-old won 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 6-2.
Istomin, the world number 117, showed the effects of a demanding tournament.
“Denis deserves all the credit for an unbelievable tournament. He has been on fire and he was striking the ball so well early in the match,” said Dimitrov.