Former Vol Tennys Sandgren on great run at Aussie Open — Giant slayer

Former Vol Tennys Sandgren on great run at Aussie Open — Giant slayer

Sandgren was also in a daze, becoming just the second man in the past 20 years since Frenchman Nicolas Escude to make the quarterfinals on his Australian Open debut.

Williams had earlier taken aim at Sandgren as the broadcast of his last eight defeat to South Korea's Chung Hyeon got under way.

And alarm bells were soon ringing for Sandgren in the opening set, with the American dropping serve in the third game as Chung converted his second break-point opportunity. That means you can watch a live stream via WatchESPN if you have a cable log-in, but if you don't have cable or can't get to a TV, you can watch the match online, on your phone or on another streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services.

"At 40-0 up, I started to think about what I needed to do in the (postmatch) ceremony", Chung said with a smile during his on-court interview. And now after his fourth win, Sandgren is in the quarter-final.

Thiem pushed to the wall As crushing a let-down as it was, Sandgren shrugged off the setback and maintained the fearless tennis that had pushed Thiem to the wall. He deleted his Twitter history before the quarterfinals.

Sandgren has defended his social media activity this week, denying being a supporter of the far right while saying he finds "some of the content interesting". "You strip away any individuality for the sake of demonizing by way of the collective".

A member of UT's tennis team in 2010 and 2011, Sandgren is the only American male left playing singles in the slam.

Before Chung Hyeon, there was Lee Hyung-taik, who made his name in the tennis world for South Korea.

"I'm just trying to enjoy myself again on court", Kerber said of change of fortunes. "I think that's ridiculous", the player said.

For a composed Federer, it was business as normal.

While the win was easy, she continues to nurse a troublesome ankle that she rolled early in the tournament.

"I'll definitely have to look into how I need to play against him because he has some great qualities, especially defensively, like Novak has", Federer said.

Federer said: "I think next year when we'll have 16 seeds, it's going to be quite different".

Kerber's semifinal opponent will be top-ranked Simona Halep or No. 6 Karolina Pliskova.

Tennys Sandgren celebrates making the Australian Open quarterfinals.

Amazingly, the 26-year-old missed out on qualifying in the last four years to reach the main draw in Melbourne.

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