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The No.4 seed has received the title on the previous 9 times he has attained this stage at Melbourne Park.

He has also equalled Andre Agassi’s Open era file of 26 consecutive wins in the Australian Open up. And he extended his profitable streak in Australia to 38 matches with his previous defeat to Chung Hyeon in the fourth round in 2018.

He now faces Tommy Paul in Friday’s semi-final. He is two wins absent from equalling Rafa Nadal’s male report of 22 Grand Slam titles.

Rublev, who conquer Dan Evans on Saturday, seemed flat following his 5-set get around Holger Rune in the very last round. He has now missing all 7 of his Grand Slam quarter-finals.