Tennis: Monfils through to first Australian Open quarter-finals

France's Gael Monfils in action at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan 25, 2016.
France's Gael Monfils in action at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan 25, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Frenchman Gael Monfils battled through to his first Australian Open quarter-final with a four-set win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov on Monday.

The 23rd seed won 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in 2hr 37min and will face either big-serving Milos Raonic or former winner Stan Wawrinka in the last eight on Wednesday.