ChabDog’s Aussie Open Conversation Openers (4th Round, Day 8):
— Temper-mental Fabio flames out in four against Tennys, tennis’ newest Tennessee tough guy.
— After some slow starting, Roger proceeds to dismember Marton.
— Team Dom readies for a concerted push through the quarters, after their Thiem punishes super pusher Monfils.
— Ashleigh left something to chance, before eliminating Riske and her ugly, but often surprisingly offensive, delayed forehand.
— Swiatek hits just a few too many into the bottom of the net against Anett.
— Mugsy doubles down on Kiki, whose weakling serve and limited mobility left her woefully unprepared for the ensuing hostilities.
— Wawrinka wakes up in sets 4 and 5, to take the initiative away from a generally defensive-minded Medvedev. Stan is now playing some of his best tennis in years, and should be universally feared going into the second week.