Shelton, Paul give US 3 men in quarters at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The next stop on Ben Shelton’s impressive debut run at the Australian Open will be the quarterfinals. The 20-year-old NCAA champion from the University of Florida pulled out a five-set victory over J.J. Wolf in an all-American matchup at Melbourne Park. Shelton is playing in only his second Grand Slam tournament. He joins Tommy Paul and Sebastian Korda to give the U.S. three men in the quarterfinals in Australia for the first time since 2000. Paul advanced by defeating 24th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round. Also reaching the men’s quarterfinals were Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev. Magda Linette made it to the quarterfinals of a major for the first time and will meet Karolina Pliskova next. Aryna Sabalenka will play Donna Vekic in another women’s quarterfinal.