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World No.3 Milos Raonic secured his place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the third successive year by beating Spanish No.13 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 at Melbourne Park on Monday. Raonic, who hit 75 winners - including 33 aces, won after a two hour-51 minute battle.

"I was very fortunate to get the win today - there were some moments when it wasn't looking so good," Raonic said after the match.

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Indian tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza advanced to the second round of Australian Open on Wednesday.

Bopanna and his partner Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil and Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the men's double category. Sania and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova outplayed UK's Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith 6-3, 6-1 in the women's doubles.

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Spanish superstar GarbiƱe Muguruza has said that her knee would have to deteriorate considerably more to withdraw from the Australian Open. On Monday, she won her first match at the Australian Open, battling past Marina Erakovic 7-5, 6-4, but left the court to receive medical treatment after winning the first set as she was suffering from pain in her right knee.

"I took a medical timeout and became a little bit unfocused on the court, and it took me a couple of games to get into the match again," said Muguruza, who opened her season with a run to the Brisbane International semi-finals before retiring with a right thigh injury.

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Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios' health is in question after the 14th seed ended a practice session early on Sunday, a blow to the host nation's chances of winning their home Grand Slam.

Clouds have surrounded Kyrgios all summer, with the young Australian struggling with a knee injury for which the pain is managed by cortisone patches, though new, possibly related issues have come to light.

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Andy Murray's wait for a maiden Australian Open title will need to wait for another year as the Briton went down in a final for the fifth time in his career, being comfortably beaten by world no.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3).

Djokovic's win saw him clinch his 11th Grand Slam title and 6th Australian Open crown, beating a visibly shattered Murray in the final on four of those occasions. A 6th triumph in Melbourne takes Djokovic level with the great Roy Emerson at the top of heap in the record books, not to mention going level with Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver in terms of Grand Slam trophies in his cabinet.

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In one of the biggest upsets in the history of women's tennis, 27 year old German Angelique Kerber, playing her very first Grand Slam final, stunned the 21-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams of the United States in three thrilling sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to capture the 2016 Australian Open title.

With both women chasing a piece of history tonight, Kerber aiming to become the first German to win a Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1999, and Williams aiming to join Graf on 22 Grand Slam titles, a tense affair was expected, but instead fans were treated to some exceptional tennis, with Kerber winning the title rather than Serena losing it.

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Britain's Andy Murray will hope to be fifth time lucky this Sunday when he takes on world no.1 Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2016 Australian Open, having been a runner-up 4 times already in his career, thrice to the Serb.

The world no.2 definitely had luck on his side tonight as he battled back from 2 sets to 1 down to beat a hobbling Milos Raonic as the Canadian gave his all to make his maiden Grand Slam final, and was winning while still near his best physically, unfortunately to go down rather tamely in the end as a right thigh injury left him struggling to compete.

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