Nadal beats Kyrgios, reaches quarters

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Rafael Nadal left the muttering and the preening, the underarm serving and the 'tweening, to his younger, flashier opponent, Nick Kyrgios.

Surely, Nadal was content to collect the win in the latest installment of their rivalry.

The No. 1-ranked Nadal kept his thoughts to himself and limited his shot-making to the more traditional variety in an entertaining 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) victory over home-crowd favorite Kyrgios on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals and get closer to a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title.

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Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 10,235
2 N. Djokovic 9,720
3 R. Federer 6,590
4 D. Medvedev 5,960
5 D. Thiem 5,890
6 S. Tsitsipas 5,375
7 A. Zverev 3,345
8 M. Berrettini 2,870
9 R. Bautista Agut 2,630
10 G. Monfils 2,565
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2 K. Pliskova 5,940
3 S. Halep 5,561
4 N. Osaka 5,496
5 E. Svitolina 5,075
6 B. Andreescu 4,935
7 B. Bencic 4,675
8 P. Kvitova 4,436
9 S. Williams 4,215
10 K. Bertens 4,165
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