Barbara Strycova vs Serena Williams, 11 am, 12 am GMT, Rod Laver Arena

Serena Williams, a clear winner, will be facing the player usually observed playing doubles, Barbara Strycova. She has been responsible for knocking out of Andrea Petkovic and Carolina Garcia. She has faced Williams twice in her career, both at the Grand Slams. Williams has all the odds in her favour for this match

Dominic Thiem vs David Goffin, 12 pm, 1 am GMT, Rod Laver Arena

The #NextGen player, seeded number 8, will face the determined David Goffin, who has a positive head-to-head against him. At Australian Open 2016, Goffin knocked Thiem out in the R32. This year, the match can be a marathon one, as both are in-form this season.

Ekaterina Makarova vs Johanna Konta, not before 1 pm, not before 2 am GMT, Margaret Court Arena

The Doubles gold medallist, Ekaterina Makarova, will be facing the British number 1, seeded number 9, Johanna Konta. Makarova has never won against her. The previous edition marked Konta’s victory over her in 3 sets in the R16. This year, the Russian has a lot more than the previous year; she has been responsible for knocking out the World Tour Finals winner, and the number 5 seed, Dominika Cibulkova earlier in the R32. Interesting one to watch out for!

Jennifer Brady vs Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, not before 2:30 pm, not before 3:30 am GMT, Margaret Court Arena

The unseeded war in the R16, quite an uncommon phenomenon. Jennifer Brady, who knocked out Elena Vesnina and Heather Watson, has a lot to offer on court. While Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, has played some scintillating final, en route defeating Agnieszka Radwanska. The two have never played each other before; both being equally talented, it’s hard to judge the odds.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Denis Istomin, not before 5 pm, not before 6 am GMT, Margaret Court Arena

An unseeded player, who knocked out the defending champion, Denis Istomin, will face Grigor Dimitrov in R16. He has dropped at least a set in every match, while Dimitrov has dropped only one set yet. It will be very exciting to watch, who will win, and by what numbers. The head-to-head is 1-1.

Roberto-Bautista Agut vs Milos Raonic, not before 6 pm, not before 7 am GMT, Hisense Arena

The only Spanish left in the fixture, after Rafael Nadal, is Roberto-Bautista Agut, who will face the number 3 seed, Milos Raonic. The Canadian has never lost to the Spaniard in their four career meetings. Agut has had a good beginning of the year, with winning a title at the Aircel Chennai Open. Raonic too has been strong since the beginning of the season; the result can be about Raonic winning in 4 sets.

Karolina Pliskova vs Daria Gavrilova, 7 pm, 8 am GMT, Rod Laver Arena

The Pliskova twin, Karolina, is going to face the only Australian left in the fixture, Daria Gavrilova. Karolina has never lost to Gavrilova. The twin can outperform the Australian, but not to forget, Gavrilova knocked out the Swiss, Timea Bacsinszky in the previous round, putting up a great fight. It can result in Pliskova winning in 3.

Gael Monfils vs Rafael Nadal, not before 8 pm, 9 am GMT, Rod Laver Arena

The number 6 seed, Gael Monfils, will be facing Rafael Nadal, seeded 9, to book a place in the quarter-final. While Nadal has proved that he is back in the game by winning a 4-set match against the #NextGen player Alexander Zverev, Monfils has had an easy draw. The Spaniard leads the head-to-head, 12-2. Expect the unexpected!

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