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Summary

  1. GB man and woman into Grand Slam quarter-final for first time since 1977
  2. Andy Murray beats Tomic 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-4)
  3. Johanna Konta beats Makarova 4-6 6-4 8-6
  4. Konta first British woman into Grand Slam quarter-final since 1984
  5. Jamie Murray into two doubles quarters

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By Aimee Lewis and Ben Dirs

All times stated are UK

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Farewell lovely people

Right, we're off. Just to let you know that Murray leads quarter-final opponent Ferrer 12-6 in head-to-heads, so don't fret. In addition, Murray has won the last five. Bye.

Men's quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic (Serb) v Kei Nishikori (Jpn)

Roger Federer (Swi) v Tomas Berdych (Cze)

Gael Monfils (Fra) v Milos Raonic (Can)

David Ferrer (Spa) v Andy Murray (GB)

Murray's view

"The last few days have been very tough, with a lot of emotions and things going on in my head. It has been stressful but hopefully I'll be a bit more relaxed for my next match.

"Ferrer must be playing well to beat John Isner. He makes you work extremely hard, he's been at the top of the game for 10 years and he's very experienced."

Andy Murray
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'77 all over again

To clarify, Murray will play The Spanish Wall, David Ferrer, in the quarter-finals after the eighth seed beat John Isner of the United States in three sets. In addition, Johanna Konta having won earlier on, this is the first time since 1977 that Britain have had players in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam in both the men's and women's draw. 

Simon Cambers

Tennis journalist on BBC radio commentary

"Tomic played as we expected with some nice flashy shots but not the fortitude to beat Murray, who was in a very solid frame of mind. He was much more dominant and aggressive." 

Andy Murray
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Game, set and match - Murray into last eight

Murray 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-4) Tomic

Tomic plays a tired shot into the net and Murray has four match points... the Australian saves one, Murray yanking a backhand into the net, but now it's Murray to serve... some beefy hitting from Tomic and Murray eventually buckles, steering a backhand wide. Tomic goes long with a forehand return, Murray through to the last eight for the seventh straight year.

Andy Murray
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Murray 6-4 6-4 6-6 Tomic

Tie-break: 3-2

Tomic with another inexplicable unforced error but he does send a wicked serve down the middle that Murray is only able to bunt into the base of the net.

Murray 6-4 6-4 6-6 Tomic

Tie-break: 1-1

Murray forces a mini-break before Tomic bests Murray in another feisty basline exchange...

Murray 6-4 6-4 6-6 Tomic*

Murray serving to stay in the set. Tomic speaks for millions around the world when he turns to the 'Fanatics', or perhaps it was 'Andy's Army', and says: "You guys need to find another song." Extraordinary scrambling from Murray from behind the baseline and the point eventually ends with an overrule after a forehand by the Scot is initially called out. Tomic steers a backhand return wide before Murray pulls out a big serve and puts away a forehand into the open court. we have a tie-breaker...

Bernard Tomic and Andy Murray
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Simon Cambers

Tennis journalist on BBC radio commentary

"Tomic is doing well to hang in there. That was a tough game and he had to produce some good shots under pressure to stay in it."

Bernard Tomic
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*Murray 6-4 6-4 5-6 Tomic

Lucky net cord for Tomic as he moves 30-0 ahead but the Aussie heaves a tired forehand long for 30-15. Murray weaving some magic with his sliced backhand, the ball pitching and spinning like a leg-break in cricket, and it's 30-30. Tomic goes long with a backhand for deuce... 

Murray nets with a forehand return after a good first serve by Tomic before the Aussie incorrectly challenges a Murray backhand that skims the line. Tomic with an ace, his ninth, but he follows that with another errant backhand. Murray with a magnificent cross-court backhand winner to nick the advantage, before Tomic digs deep to win another feisty baseline exchange. A wry smile from Tomic, another ace but he follows that with another unforced error...

Tomic with a backhand volley for another advantage and this time he converts, sending Murray out wide with a solid serve before putting away an easy volley. 

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

Jo Durie, who is working for TV at the Australian Open, on Johanna Konta matching her run to a Grand Slam quarter-final in 1984.

"I thought she had blown it but then she broke back and I knew she was going to do it. I am so excited.

"Hopefully she'll get this win out of her system. She must not think she should win but should focus on playing her game. I genuinely think she has a chance of making the semi-finals, so fingers crossed."

David Law

Radio 5 live sports extra commentator

"In my estimation Jo Durie is the happiest person apart from Johanna Konta in the whole of Melbourne. She watched every ball of Konta's match and was cheering her on alongside Annabel Croft."

Murray 6-4 6-4 5-5 Tomic*

Murray with another ace down the middle, that's 17 now, and Tomic nets with a backhand return as the Scot holds to love.

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*Murray 6-4 6-4 4-5 Tomic

Second double-fault from Tomic but he outlasts Murray on the next point before Murray nets with an attempted drop-shot. Tomic finds the net with an attempted backhand pass for 30-30 before Murray tugs a backhand return long - brave second serve, that. Murray all over that backhand return, it left Tomic rooted, and he secures the game with a peach of a backhand pick-up.

Murray 6-4 6-4 4-4 Tomic*

Great point that, Murray pulling Tomic all over the court before pulling out a tremendous lob on the half-volley, which the Aussie is unable to run down. Murray down the middle with another ace, I have a funny feeling about this next game...

*Murray 6-4 6-4 3-4 Tomic

Tomic really giving Murray a punch-up now and that's another clever rally, finished off with a smash into the open court. Ace from Tomic - where have you been hiding, Bernard?

Andy Murray
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It'll be worth it...

Murray 6-4 6-4 3-3 Tomic*

Tomic goes long with a couple of returns, and Murray appears to remind Tomic that he's serving with new, juicier balls. Make that three long returns, Murray holds to love...

*Murray 6-4 6-4 2-3 Tomic

All of a sudden we have an atmosphere on Rod Laver as Tomic races into a 40-0 lead. And the place goes wild after that tremendous rally, which Tomic finishes off to hold. I believe that's his fifth service hold in a row. It looked like Tomic almost lost hope, but that can be a spur of sorts.

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@jamie_murray through to quarters, but loses to Soares in rock, paper, scissors! #bbctennis

@jamie_murray through to quarters, but loses to Soares in rock, paper, scissors! #bbctennis

Tomic breaks

Murray 6-4 6-4 2-2 Tomic*

Tomic looked like a beaten man in that last game, all stooped shoulders and limp racquet. But he's pulled out a couple of plums in this Murray service game, including a punched backhand winner down the line. More good trading by Tomic and Murray bunts a lob long to hand his rival three surprise break points. Tomic blows one, tugging a forehand miles long, but grabs the second, forcing Murray to flip into the net after a penetrating return.  

David Law

Radio 5 live sports extra commentator

"There's no real sense of expectation in the crowd here. They are encouraging Tomic but they don't really believe it. Bernard Tomic is a beaten man."

Murray breaks

*Murray 6-4 6-4 2-1 Tomic

Tomic with a flimsy backhand into the net for 15-30 and he follows up with a double-fault. The crowd hushed and it's even husher as Tomic balloons a forehand miles long. Tame defeat, Murray could humble the Aussie from here.

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If Murray wins GB will have Quarter finalists in Men's and Women's singles and Men's and Mixed doubles. Brilliant stuff. #bbctennis #AusOpen

Well remembered James. Had almost forgotten Jamie in all the excitement.

Murray 6-4 6-4 1-1 Tomic*

Murray pierces Tomic's defences with a backhand down the line before pulling out a penetrating second serve for 30-0. Another ace out wide before Tomic yanks a backhand return into the tramlines.

*Murray 6-4 6-4 0-1 Tomic

Tomic looks like he's decided to throw caution to the wind at the start of the third set and he does the business with a couple of forehand winners. Tomic, wrists of stone, misses with another forehand volley before the Aussie floats a forehand long for deuce. Another deuce as Tomic is unable to deal with a ferocious Murray backhand return but the Aussie does eventually hold. 

Murray 6-4 6-4 Tomic*

Murray races into a 40-0 lead for three set points and finishes things off with his 12th ace. For all Tomic's efforts, Murray is bullying him out there, with the Aussie only able to land with the odd glancing blow.

*Murray 6-4 5-4 Tomic

Tomic comes to the net and is beaten but restores parity with a backhand winner. Tomic blows a forehand long before Murray does the same, despite an optimistic challenge. No service game is easy for Tomic today and this one, too, is taken to deuce as Tomic nets with a forehand. Bit of tit-for-tat at the net ends with Murray netting with an angled backhand and the Aussie forces Murray to serve out for the set.

Andy Murray
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Murray on course to join Konta in Aussie quarters. so when did we last have a man and woman in grand slam quarter finals? #bbctennis

We can answer that one, Tony.

1977 was the year, the Australian Open the event and Sue Barker, Robin Drysdale and John Lloyd were the players.

Murray 6-4 5-3 Tomic*

Tomic puts away a flashing backhand down the line for 15-30 but Murray imposes himself with some hefty hitting on the forehand flank before finishing things off with some smart work at the net.

*Murray 6-4 4-3 Tomic

That's some shot from Tomic, a threaded forehand down the line for 30-30, and he makes it 40-30 with a simple backhand volley. Good, solid hold by Tomic, he hasn't given up by any means.

Murray 6-4 4-2 Tomic*

Murray wins an entertaining rally after Tomic is forced to scurry backwards and shovel a forehand long on the swivel. Murray kills a volley stone dead to hold.

Bernard Tomic
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Yesss! Wow take that!!! That's what I call a Monday morning! Steely, rock solid @JoKonta91 #AusOpen #bbctennis

*Murray 6-4 3-2 Tomic

Good scrambling from Tomic finished with a backhand that Murray can only scoop into the base of the net. But Murray hits back before Tomic slides an attempted drop-shot into the net to hand Murray two more break points. Tomic saves one and saves the second with his fourth ace...

Murray with a couple of wrong-footing backhands for another break point but he can only bunt a tame return into the net. Tomic nets with a forehand from behind the baseline but claws his way back into the game and does eventually hold. 

Andy Murray
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Yes!!! Congratulations @JoKonta91 changing the face of woman's tennis and putting Britain back on the map #AusOpen #bbctennis @bbctennis

Jo ‘warrior’ Konta take a bow! Absolutely incredible mental and physical performance, well done girl! #bbctennis

Konta into the quarter-finals

After three hours and four minutes, Konta did it, beat Ekaterina Makarova to reach the quarter-finals. 

The Briton will play either 15th seed Madison Keys or China's Shuai Zhang. 

Johanna Konta
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Murray 6-4 3-1 Tomic*

Murray with an easy hold, and he needed one of those...