It was a day filled with nail-biting action. Some top players advanced unscathed while others were pushed to overcome hurdles to reach the finish line. Here are the Top 5 photos from Day 9 in Melbourne. (All photos from Getty Images.)
Novak Djokovic was in tears following his 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (1) win over Milos Raonic. Djokovic considered NBA legend Kobe Bryant both a friend and a mentor. He wore a jacket with Bryant's initials and jersey numbers. Djokovic will face rival Roger Federer in the semifinals.