Download the FREE SBS Radio App for a better listening experience
Watch the video
Australia’s only remaining player in the singles draw Bernard Tomic, was dismissed from the tournament in a straight sets win by number two seed Andy Murray.
The 28-year-old Murray downed Tomic 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 - collecting his 17th consecutive win on tour against Australian opponents.
With his father-in-law Nigel Sears on a plane heading back to the UK after a health scare, he later explained how tough the last few days have been.
Murray’s next opponent will be David Ferrer, who’s yet to lose a set in the tournament.
The veteran from Spain edged John Isner 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 - reaching the quarters for the fifth time in his last six attempts at Melbourne Park.
Earlier, 2014 Open champion Stan Wawrinka lost in five sets to 13th seed Milos Raonic.
The 6’5’’ (195cm) Canadian fired 24 aces in his 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win.
Raonic now faces Gaël Monfils.
Monfils left fans on Margaret Court Arena with their jaws on the floor, literally flying into the quarter finals with an exuberant display against Andrey Kuznetsov.
The 29-year-old Frenchman won 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 to reach the Open’s last eight for the first time in his career.
Monfils’ show included a trademark, full-extension dive which had a deep impact – not just on the crowd’s memory.
In the women’s draw, Angelique Kerber won the all-German clash against compatriot Annika Beck setting up a match against two-time champion Victoria Azarenka.
26-year-old Azarenka was unbroken in the 6-2, 6-4 win over Barbora Strycova.
Later Great Britain’s Johanna Konta bounced back from a set down to beat Russian Ekaterina Makarova in a nail biting 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 contest which lasted 3 hours and 6 minutes.
With Murray and Konta both through to the next round, it’s the first time since 1977 that Great Britain will have two players in the quarterfinals of any Grand Slam.