Australia Open: Barty bagels, Rafa magic at Australian Open tennis


Nadal completed off a 6-3 6-4,6-1 win in just below two hours in his first aggressive match in months

Rafael Nadal’s injured again did not decelerate his bid for a file twenty first Grand Slam title on Tuesday, as girls’s World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty romped to a 6-0, 6-0 ‘double bagel’ on the Australian Open.

On a day when girls’s champion Sofia Kenin additionally reached spherical two, however two-time winner Victoria Azarenka misplaced after respiration issues, Nadal and Barty had been the headline acts.

Spanish nice Nadal, who pulled out of the ATP Cup with a again drawback, beat Serbia’s Laslo Djere 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, in the meantime, prolonged his successful streak to fifteen matches with an emphatic 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil.

 

Simply having enjoyable

Barty later outclassed Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic, shedding solely 10 factors as she raced into spherical two in simply 44 minutes. With the win Barty, final yr’s semifinalist who sat out a lot of the 2020 season, ramped up hopes of a primary Australian girls’s winner in 43 years.

Ladies’s champion Kenin was much less convincing throughout her 7-5, 6-4 win towards Australian Maddison Inglis.

However there have been distressing scenes as an ailing Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 champion, went out to Jessica Pegula.

Azarenka, who was one of many gamers locked down in arduous quarantine pre-tournament and never allowed out of her room for 14 days, started to undergo within the second set.

The 2020 US Open runner-up was seen gasping and utilizing an inhaler, after which regarded near collapse on courtroom. After a medical time-out she performed on however misplaced 7-5, 6-4.

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Too sizzling to deal with

India’s Sumit Nagal, in the meantime, exited with a first-round defeat, struggling to deal with the power-packed sport of Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis.

Nagal’s problem deflated as Berankis’ highly effective groundstrokes proved too good for the Indian. The decision 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in two hours and 10 minutes. Nagal had misplaced to the World No. 72 in final week’s tune-up occasion too.

Outcomes

Males’s singles

1st spherical

Andrey Rublev (RUS x7) bt Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4

Thiago Monteiro (BRA) bt Andrej Martin (SVK) 7-6 (8/6), 6-1, 6-2

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Li Tu (AUS) 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4

Lorenzo Sonego (ITA x31) bt Sam Querrey (USA) 7-5, 6-4, 6-4

Casper Ruud (NOR x24) bt Jordan Thompson (AUS) 6-3, 6-3, 2-1 ret

Tommy Paul (USA) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 6-4, 7-6 (7/0), 6-4

Christopher O’Connell (AUS) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/5), 6-1

Radu Albot (MDA) bt Roberto Bautista (ESP x12) 6-7 (1/7), 6-0, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Alexei Popyrin (AUS) bt David Goffin (BEL x13) 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (8/6), 6-3

Lloyd Harris (RSA) bt Mikael Torpegaard (DEN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Mackenzie McDonald (USA) bt Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Borna Coric (CRO x22) bt Guido Pella (ARG) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5

Filip Krajinovic (SRB x28) bt Robin Haase (NED) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Pablo Andujar (ESP) bt Quentin Halys (FRA) 6-4, 7-5, 7-5

Roberto Carballes (ESP) bt Attila Balazs (HUN) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Daniil Medvedev (RUS x4) bt Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x5) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-1, 6-2, 6-1

Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) bt Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) 6-4, 6-1, 6-1

Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) bt Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Mikael Ymer (SWE) bt Hubert Hurkacz (POL x26) 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Karen Khachanov (RUS x19) bt Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/2), 6-4

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) bt Sumit Nagal (IND) 6-2, 7-5, 6-3

Tomas Machac (CZE) bt Mario Vilella (ESP) 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-0, 3-0 ret

Matteo Berrettini (ITA x9) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA) 7-6 (11/9), 7-5, 6-3

Fabio Fognini (ITA x16) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3

Salvatore Caruso (ITA) bt Henri Laaksonen (SUI) 6-2, 6-4, 6-3

Pablo Cuevas (URU) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Alex De Minaur (AUS x21) bt Tennys Sandgren (USA) 7-5, 6-1, 6-1

Cameron Norrie (GBR) bt Daniel Evans (GBR x30) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Roman Safiullin (RUS) bt Ilya Ivashka (BLR) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Michael Mmoh (USA) bt Viktor Troicki (SRB) 7-6 (7/3), 6-7 (3/7), 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5

Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt Laslo Djere (SRB) 6-3, 6-4, 6-1

Ladies’s singles

1st spherical

Ashleigh Barty (AUS x1) bt Danka Kovinic (MNE) 6-0, 6-0

Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) bt Saisai Zheng (CHN) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS x29) bt Martina Trevisan (ITA) 6-3, 6-4

Anett Kontaveit (EST x21) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 7-5, 6-2

Heather Watson (GBR) bt Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/3)

Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Francesca Jones (GBR) 6-4, 6-1

Olga Danilovic (SRB) bt Petra Martic (CRO x16) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4

Belinda Bencic (SUI x11) bt Lauren Davis (USA) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) bt Barbora Strycova (CZE) 6-2, 6-2

Lin Zhu (CHN) bt Whitney Osuigwe (USA) 6-1, 6-1

Elise Mertens (BEL x18) bt Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 6-1, 6-3

Karolina Muchova (CZE x25) bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 7-5, 6-2

Mona Barthel (GER) bt Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Danielle Collins (USA) bt Ana Bogdan (ROU) 6-3, 6-1

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x6) bt Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 6-0, 6-2

Sofia Kenin (USA x4) bt Maddison Inglis (AUS) 7-5, 6-4

Kaia Kanepi (EST) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6-3, 6-1

Nadia Podoroska (ARG) bt Christina McHale (USA) 6-4, 6-4

Donna Vekic (CRO x28) bt Wang Yafan (CHN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Jennifer Brady (USA x22) bt Aliona Bolsova (ESP) 6-1, 6-3

Madison Brengle (USA) bt Arina Rodionova (AUS) 6-1, 6-2

Mayar Sherif (EGY) bt Chloe Paquet (FRA) 7-5, 7-5

Kaja Juvan (SLO) bt Johanna Konta (GBR x13) 4-6, 2-0 ret

Jessica Pegula (USA) bt Victoria Azarenka (BLR x12) 7-5, 6-4

Samantha Stosur (AUS) bt Destanee Aiava (AUS) 6-4, 6-4

Nao Hibino (JPN) bt Astra Sharma (AUS) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE x20) 6-2, 0-6, 6-3

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ x26) bt Sloane Stephens (USA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) bt Clara Burel (FRA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Coco Gauff (USA) bt Jil Teichmann (SUI) 6-3, 6-2

Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) bt Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5)

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x14) bt Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 6-4, 6-0

Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) bt Paula Badosa (ESP) 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/4), 7-5

Ann Li (USA) bt Shuai Zhang (CHN x31) 6-2, 6-0

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