Kat Downes presents highlights of the latest action from the Australian Open in Melbourne. In 2017, Serena Williams overcame sister Venus to secure the women's singles title.
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first Grand Slam quarterfinal for
the 23-year-old Yorkshireman. We've
grown accustomed to chewing Andy
Murray into the latter stages of
this land is now Great Britain has a
new start. Keil Edmund on the best
run of his career. Long may it
continue. Keil Edmund has already
tasted global success as part of
Great Britain's winning Davis Cup
team in 2015 but now he's standing
on his own and he's rubbing
shoulders with some of the biggest
names in the game. This is how the
The remaining fourth-round matches
today. Dominic Thiem takes on Tennys
Sandgren from the USA. Chung is the
first South Korean to make it to the
fourth round of a grand slam.
Roger won his first Australian Open
title last year, the only current
player to top his record at
Melbourne Park is Novak Djokovic, he
hasn't played for six months since
pulling out of Wimbledon and he is
still wearing a protective sleeve on
his injured elbow but he's back and
looking to add to his sensational
COMMENTATOR: Novak Djokovic claims
his first Grand Slam title.
Djokovic as the champion again.
It's over and you have to say the
man deserves it. Incredible.
man deserves it. Incredible. It's
the iron man from Serbia once again.
More tennis history for Novak
Djokovic. Wins the Australian Open
for a fifth time. Another one to
look at -- Novak Djokovic. What a
player. His opponent today is
player. His opponent today is
21-year-old who won the next
generation to. These two played
before two years ago. Djokovic
winning that one in straight sets.
Chung has really developed as an
athlete since then, this is how he
has made his way to the fourth
round. An easy first-round for him
after Zverotic Zverev had to retire.
-- Alexander Zverev .0 to two and
Chung came out on top in five sets.
Chung comes to the fourth-round
match high on confidence after that
win over Zverev. For Novak Djokovic,
there has been no test so far, just
Gael Monfils taking him to a fourth
set. He still has that question over
his fitness, how will he hold up
physically? As they head out onto
court, you can see Djokovic wearing
the fetching flesh coloured arm she
is he has been wearing to give
support and protection to the
injured elbow and Chung wearing his
trademark sporting spectacles. Time
to get the action started and the
South Korean race to Dubai double
Brett break lead. Djokovic was
looking for from his best with
several unforced errors but the
Serbian dug in to draw level and
take the opening set on a tie-break
which is where we join the match.
COMMENTATOR: Yes! Turning defence
Good stare at the end
as well. Chung has got a very good
tie-break record. Already played
five this season. Won four of the
five he has played this season.
Not only does he extract perfection
from his opponents, Novak, he
expects it from himself and he was
disappointed with that.
That is unbelievable. Djokovic looks
like he held the pass until the last
minute and found a miraculous
volley. Amazing balance with Chung
when you are faced with Novak with a
double hander, you don't commit one
way or the other. It was impressive,
terrific get from Novak and at that
point you thought he had it, could
not get a read on and saw he had to
hold his balance as well as he did.
This is just what we expected, isn't
it? High quality stuff. The highest!
What a rally. Early on in that rally
there was just a regulation kind of
defensive forehand. From Novak that
we cannot just take for granted
these days but it's not easy to do
and yet somehow he managed to force
his way to the net.
Incidentally, the last second serve
was 178 km/h from Novak, no residue
would appear from those double
faults early on in this match. Well,
maybe there is.
maybe there is. Mini-break goes the
way of the South Korean.
Bigger first set for Chung?
Definitely. The physical toil is a
bit of an unknown for Novak out
here. I don't think Chung will be
too disappointed in some respects if
you lost it in terms of the fact of
how long it's gone.
It's breathtaking. APPLAUSE
In every sense of the word. The
longest rally of the match. 26
strokes, each of them had a purpose.
How good was the backhand down the
line late on in the rally? There was
not much follow-through, just a
little flick of the wrist, just
prior to that.
The height over the
net to give it the depth and then
the finish. It was a masterpiece of
a point from Novak.
Serbian fans in
the house taking to their feet after
that one. Still locked in this
tie-break very much in the balance.
That is terrific.
That is terrific. Feels like his
forehand has gone up a level in this
breaker. He is needed to match the
challenge he is now under from
Djokovic. To do with a couple of
first serves here, the former world
number one. -- could do.
He got the first serve.
breathing hard. The urgency to get
the toll there was obvious. --
Two forehands go astray and Chung
has got three set points here. 3-31
Chung Hebdo is terrific forehands to
go up 4-3, right at the end Novak
was stretching with one arm to chip
it back and then he flexed his elbow
at the end of it and he's just done
it again after that missed forehand.
Not sure about that coal air.
Djokovic going for broke, really. --
That there is an outstanding finish
to such an impressive set, given the
way it unfolded, he had a grip of it
early, seemed to let it slip but
under way to take it, Chung wins the
first 7-6. STUDIO: A remarkable
first set of tennis from the South
Korean and the Novak Djokovic
struggling in the tie-break, he
called for the trainer to receive
treatment on the right elbow that
kept him out of tennis for six
months. How would he fare in the
second set? We join with Djokovic
serving at one love.
Djokovic couldn't even move for that
one. Totally flat-footed.
Just got a shot of Mark Webber and.
Former Formula 1 driver.
I just think he
is winded. The intensity of the
points, it's just phenomenal. At his
peak, yeah, that would play into his
hands but he's not at that I would
say Peter match fitness yet.
say Peter match fitness yet.
it. The Korean is upset and a break.
STUDIO: Back but Djokovic would
break back. We return to the match
with the Serbians serving to stay in
COMMENTATOR: Obviously fortunate but
also perhaps deserving of it. He's
got after this ball, really taken it
to Novak and he's got the benefit.
He went coast-to-coast and Chung was
still there. I don't understand the
logic of more points being called by
luck with net calls off the server.
It happens in college.
Where is the enhancement value of
the fan if points are decided by
luck of the 130 mph serve? It
doesn't seem to have any common
sense at all.
Felt good. But not good enough to
That was a decent return wasn't it?
Every return again, Djokovic just
caught by surprise.
Chung two points away from the two
set lead. Beautiful delivery.
set lead. Beautiful delivery. That
was exactly as he imagined it as he
was standing on the baseline
bouncing the ball. That is where he
wanted to play set, enough pace to
get it away from Chung.
Everyone could see him shaking his
elbow after the first serve. The
discomfort is seemingly there again.
No ACs to offset the eight double
faults now for Djokovic.
Little look up to his team from
They can hardly contain their
excitement as their man is at set
Remarkable defence! And the
21-year-old Chung Hyeon has the six
time former champion on the ropes.
STUDIO: Into set free and it was
Cheung De Jong who continue to take
the game to Djokovic, the former
world number one was now in real
trouble and we pick up the action
with the South Korean serving at
Just going back to Novak's serve, it
does not have to go to a fifth set,
it could be 3-set, where he has not
served at ace, the lowest I can see
is against Gael Monfils at the US
Open, this is not including Davis
Cup, that was just three aces in
That was all the way back in 2005
and his serve got much better. Just
an illustration, not a single ace
tonight so far in two and a half
long sets. But his application has
been exemplary. The man seeded 14 in
That is one of the most ridiculous
rallies you will ever see. How good
was that from Chung? I mean, it was
good from Djokovic as well, because
he brought the best out of Chung.
You have more chance of moving Table
Mountain than Chung out of that
backhand corner. He is an immovable
It's hard to put into words the
quality you see isn't it? His
ability in a situation like that to
keep pressing because Djokovic has
got four or five balls back into
play here, he is thinking against
everyone else in the world that is
done and he is still there. Little
look up towards his corner.
Oh! Can you believe it?
be the game of the year.
I am always
going to be biased but when I watch
tennis like this I think it's the
best sport ever. The athleticism,
the eye hand coordination, the
control, under pressure. All the
facets you need to produce points
He has painted the line. His
reflection, his face says it all. No
words needed from us.
Open stance as well. Having just
played the four appointees had to
play. -- the four points he's had to
I think if he is wondering if he was
away for six months or six years,
how the game has changed! That had
everything, testosterone and
velocity. His pride has taken a bit
of a dent here.
The young man may be thought he was
there but he's not there just yet.
Djokovic breaks back. STUDIO: Novak
Djokovic digging deep to keep
himself in the match, the rest of
the set went with serve until the
tie-break, were something would have
COMMENTATOR: Winner of the next gen
finals in Milan in early November,
I don't think he should have been
there, do you? Never made it beyond
the semifinal of the tour level
event. Could well be the first
With shots like that!
For a guy that for a while had a
forehand that many felt perhaps
would end up being a liability he's
got more winners tonight than
Djokovic of that particular wing.
Is that going to prove fatal?
If it isn't he's going to do summon
up his considerable powers on the
return. We've seen it over the
years, more so against Federer in
that epic semifinal with the
forehand return on match point down.
Wasn't quite as impressive but very
valuable. Just the fact he got it
back into play, it was a good first
serve from Chung.
Djokovic has to laugh.
If he had won
that point I think we might have all
We would not have been
How is this guy is athleticism? He
was pushed to Sydney and back and he
still got here and almost pulled off
the forehand, you can only laugh.
Two big points for Djokovic.
little sobriety is not gone after
the second serve in this manner,
he's got the capability, big targets
and plenty of velocity on the
return. That would be my only minor
criticism of his performance
tonight. That is the serve I don't
think he's found with the same
accuracy as he once did before the
elbow injury which kept him out of
the game for six months.
Went back to his favoured serve. It
was good enough.
Opening three points won by the man
from Korea. The second three
bouncing back nicely from Djokovic.
Huge roar from the crowd. This has
been a treat. Full house once again
inside this magnificent stadium.
He did everything right apart from
the final shot, Novak. Biding his
time until he got the ball to take
on but just could not take the
To good! CHEERING
Running out of superlatives for this
Lapping it up.
21 years of age. Chung Hyeon. On the
cusp of despatching the six time
Please. Quiet please.
Chung Hyeon is into the
quarterfinals of the Australian
Open! He becomes the first Korean
ever to make the last eight at a
major. That was a performance that
will live long in the memory. It's
just the start of his career. It's
going to be a good one. He is
Two years ago you played Novak here
in the first round and he beat you
in straight sets, this time we have
beaten him in the fourth round in
straight sets, how did you do it?
don't know. I am really just happy,
I am honoured to play with Novak
again, I'm happy to see him on the
It was an amazing match, we
are happy to see Novak on the tour,
I think a lot of us are happy to see
you playing the way you are playing.
So many of the shots that you hit
were amazing, incredible. How do you
hit those shots from the corner, the
flexibility, it's like watching
Novak do it but it is you! LAUGHTER
I don't know, when I am young and I
am just trying to copy Novak because
he is my idol.
You have done an amazing job.
It's difficult to be the champion,
always. You were up 3-0 in the
tie-breaker and he made it 3-3, when
you walked around the net what did
you think because you played
beautiful after that?
I just think
about, I am 2-0 up in sets and if I
lose I have a chance, two more sets
so I am ready to play two more
hours, I am younger than Novak so I
You are definitely
younger than him but he is pretty
fit. But for this tournament your
best results in a Grand Slam in a
major was the third round at the
French Open and now you are into the
quarterfinals, can you believe it?
cannot believe this tonight, dreams
come true tonight.
STUDIO: What a
story, nerveless stuff from Chung
Hyeon. Beating Novak Djokovic in
straight sets, unfazed by the
pressure in the final tie-break and
he is through not only to his first
Grand Slam quarterfinal but a first
for South Korea as well.
The fearless are here. The Winter
Olympics. Starts the 9th of February
across the BBC.
What a month it will be for South
Korea with the Winter Olympics
coming up in just 18 days' time and
now they have a Grand Slam
quarterfinalist, Chung Saint Novak
Djokovic was his idol. If he was at
all-star trucks today it did not
show. Novak Djokovic might not be
entirely over his injury but you
cannot take anything away from Chung
with how he played today. The other
fourth-round business is also
concluded. Tomas Berdych beat Fabio
Fognini in straight sets. Bit of a
shock coming up, Rob number five
Dominic Thiem of Austria beaten in
five sets by Tennys Sandgren. Roger
Federer remains on course for his
20th Grand Slam beating Marton
Fucsovics. Tomas Berdych is next to
We have had some good ones
going all the way back to the Athens
Olympics in 2004. I am looking
forward to playing against him, he
seems in good shape and I am happy
he's over his back issues which he
also had at the end of last year so
that's a good thing.
quarterfinals forward to. The match
we will focus on, Grigor Dimitrov
against Kyle Edmund of Britain.
The line-up for the men's
quarterfinals is complete and so too
for the women, for a while it looked
like 2016 champion Angelique Kerber
would be the next high-profile
victim of Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese
Taipei who has already dispatched
Garbine Muguruza and Agnieszka
Radwanska but Angelique Kerber came
through after dropping the first set
to continue our unbeaten start of
I had a tough off-season
and right now I try to enjoy it and
I know I played good, I played
really good the last few games and
matches and completely different
matches that I had. It's great, it's
a great feeling to be back on the
This is how the line-up.
Karolina Pliskova was briefly top of
the rankings last summer.
All the hallmarks of a thriller,
Kerber's self belief returned and
Keys out to revenge her US Open
final loss. Plenty of other sports
to enjoy across the BBC.
We will stick to the sunnier climes
of Melbourne with more highlights
tomorrow afternoon. We will feature
the quarterfinal clash between Kyle
Edmund and Grigor Dimitrov. If you
cannot wait to find out the result
set your alarms for 3:30am when our
colleagues on the radio will have
live coverage. I suspect we will all
be looking a bit bleary eyed when we
come back with the highlights
tomorrow afternoon, get the copy on
and enjoy the early-morning party
with Andy Murray who has been waking
up early to cheer on his friends
throughout the tournament. Can Kyle
Edmund pull off the biggest win of
First time in the fourth
round in Australia. Moving into his
first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal.
Kyle Edmund, two match points.
Edmund has done it. He has let on to
the air. He will
Kat Downes presents highlights of the latest action from the Australian Open in Melbourne. In 2017, Roger Federer won an 18th Grand Slam title while Serena Williams overcame sister Venus to secure the most major wins in the Open era for a female player.