/ 04 June 2024

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Our last Aussie standing at the French Open, Alex ‘the Demon’ de Minaur, is through to the quarterfinals, clocking up a personal best to send Russian Daniil Medvedev packing. It’s the first time an Australian tennis player has made the tournament’s quarterfinals in 2 decades – after Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt – who, fun fact, is de Minaur’s mentor. And it’s only the second time the Aussie has made it this far in a grand slam after reaching the quarterfinals of the US Open in 2020. The Sydneysider, ranked 11th in the world, dispatched 5th-seeded Medvedev 4-6 6-2 6-1 6-3, and he’ll next face either German Alexander Zverev, who knocked out Rafael Nadal or Denmark’s 13th seed Holger Rune… And back on home soil, the Matildas’ preparations for the Paris Olympics ended on a high last night with a 2-0 defeat of China in front of nearly 77,000 fans in Sydney. Go, you good things!

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