Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray to quarters

Updated: January 20, 2014, 11:41 AM ET
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after a 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3) win over Kei Nishikori of Japan.

Nadal was broken twice in the third set -- getting a time violation from chair umpire Evanthia Asderaki in one of them.

Sixth-seeded Roger Federer equaled Jimmy Connors' record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round. It was ...

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