Australian Open 2018 results and bracket: Rafael Nadal advances to 4th round

The third round of the Australian Open got underway on Thursday evening, and men’s top seed Rafael Nadal is cruising. Nadal took on his first seeded opponent of this year’s tournament, downing No. 28 Damir Dzumhur in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1

Nadal is one of the favorites to win it this year, though he fell in the finals in 2017, losing to Roger Federer, who will play on Friday.

Grigor Dimitrov, the men’s third seed, needed four sets to get through his first seeded opponent, No. 30 Andrey Rublev, on Thursday, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. The other men’s top-10 seed was Pablo Careeno Busta, who comes in at No. 10 and who needed four sets to beat No 23 Gilles Muller, 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.

On the women’s side, No. 4 Elina Svitolina made short work of the young Mara Kostyuk, 6-2, 6-2. Women’s No. 19 seed Magdalena Rybarikova made it through Kateryna Bondarenko in three sets, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.

Below are the full results from Thursday at the time of writing. Thursday evening’s action in the US equals mid-morning Friday in Melbourne. You can find results, scores, and schedules for the women’s singles bracket at the Australian Open right here. Results for the men’s side can be found here.

Men’s Singles

No. 1 Rafael Nadal def. No. 28 Damir Dzumhur, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov def. No. 30 Andrey Rublev, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 10 Pablo Careeno Busta def. No. 23 Gilles Muller, 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
No. 24 Diego Schwartzman def. Alexandr Dolgopolov, 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
Kyle Edmund def. Nikoloz Basilashvili, 7-6(0), 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5

Women’s Singles

No. 4 Elina Svitolina def. Mara Kostyuk, 6-2, 6-2
No. 7 Jelena Ostapenko vs. No. 32 Anett Kontaveit
No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova def. Kateryna Bondarenko, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
Petra Martic def. Lusika Kumkhum, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Denisa Allertova def. Magda Linette, 6-1, 6-4
Elise Mertens def. Alize Cornet, 7-5, 6-4
Carla Suarez Navarro def. Kaia Kanepi, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

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