Drinkhall into Australian Open quarters

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Paul Drinkhall has beaten Tristan Flore to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

The English No 1 overcame his French opponent 4-2 (11-9, 6-11, 6-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-8) in Surfers Paradise, saving a game point in the crucial fourth and then holding off Flore in the next two games.

He plays Japan’s world No 26 Yuya Oshima in the last eight at 7.45am UKtime tomorrow.

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